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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
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