Linden

Tilia cordata

Tilia cordata (Linden) - full view

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Tilia cordata (Linden) - full view

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Tilia cordata (Linden) - leaves

Foliage detail

  • Size:

    Height: 30-50'; Spread: 15-30'

  • Growth:

    Slow to moderate

  • Character:

    Deciduous; pyramidal form with upright branching habit.

  • Foliage:

    Dark green, 1.5-3", broadly ovate leaves.

  • Flower:

    Fragrant creamy white to yellow flowers in clusters of 4-10.

  • Fruit:

    1/3-1/2" gray drupes in fall.

  • Bark:

    Ridged, dark gray to brown.

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.

  • Tolerance:

    Any soil, medium winds.

  • Special Considerations:

    Flowers attract bees. May get aphids.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Europe. Often used as a shade tree and does well in urban environments.