Tilia cordata (Littleleaf Linden) 3 - Year Tree
Bonsai Suitable Plants : Tilia cordata (Littleleaf Linden) 3 - Year Tree
(Littleleaf Linden, Small Leaf Linden, European Linden)
* Full sun part shade * Zones 3-7 * height 60’ width 40’ * origin Europe
Highly sought after by bonsai enthusiaists!
Fragrant pale yellow flowers in late spring, small nutlets with attached leafy wings.
Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions. Good tolerance for urban conditions!
Tilia cordata. Seedling grown with light or no branching.
Tilia cordata Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained loams, but adapts to a wide range of soil conditions. Good tolerance for urban conditions. Tolerant of heavy pruning, and may be grown as a hedge. Littleleaf linden has been widely planted in the U. S. as an ornamental shade tree because of its (a) attractive foliage, (b) dense, low-branched, pyramidal to ovate form and (c) tolerance for urban conditions. Ornamental features include fragrant pale yellow flowers in late spring, small nutlets with attached leafy wings (to 3.5” long) and ovate, shiny dark green leaves (to 3” long) with acuminate tips, serrate margins and cordate bases. This is a medium to large deciduous tree, typically growing to 50-70’ (less frequently to 100’) tall. Fragrant, creamy yellow flowers in drooping cymes appear in June. When a tree is in full bloom, bees often visit in such abundant numbers that humming can be heard many feet from the tree. Flowers give way to nutlets that are attached to narrow bract-like wings (top 3.5” long). Nutlets ripen in late summer. Fall color is an undistinguished pale green to pale yellow. A number of narrow pyramidal to fastigiate cultivars are available in commerce.
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