Littleleaf Linden

Tilia cordata

Native to Europe and western Asia, this linden has been introduced into the United States and Canada as a substitute for the native Tilia americana. These deciduous trees grow 20-38 m in height and are characterized by distinctive, alternate, heart-shaped leaves. The nectar produced by the flowers is used by bees to make honey and the young leaves can be eaten in salads.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 21 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:
Early summer.
Longevity:
Moderate.
Presence in US:
CT MA MD ME NY WI
Presence in Canada:
NB NS ON