Tilia cordata Tiliaceae
Littleleaf Linden TIL-i-a kor-DA-ta
- Deciduous tree, 60-70 ft (18-21 m), pyramidal when young, then upright-oval to pyramidal-rounded. Bark gray-brown. Leaves alternate, simple, somewhat circular in outline, 4-10 cm long, cordate, finely serrated, somewhat glossy above, paler and glabrous beneath except for axillary tufts of brown hairs, fall color is yellow green. Flowers produced in late June or early July, 5-7 per pendulous cluster, floral bract is 4-9 cm long. Globose fruit, slightly or not ridged, covered with gray pubescence, finally glabrous.
- Sun. Tolerates pollution. Used as a street tree for centuries. Can be pruned into a hedge. A number of cultivars.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (3) 4 Native to Europe.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast corner USDA Forage Seed Lab on Campus Way (near 30th St.).