Littleleaf Linden
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In ancient Scandinavian folklore, Littleleaf Linden trees (Tilia cordata) were thought to be frequented by fairies and elves, so individuals would avoid walking near these trees after nightfall. 

Up to 70 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Cymes of fragrant, peachy-yellow flowers bloom in late spring. Rounded, heart-shaped, green leaves fade slightly in color or shift to a light yellow during autumn months before abscission. The rounded nutlets, as well as the leaves, are edible raw and can be used in salads.
Pests & Diseases
Aphids, Japanese beetles
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen, hedge, or shade tree
Care Practices
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to part shade. These cold-hardy trees are adaptable to pH and soil types, but are generally very sensitive to drought, wet conditions, salinity, high winds, and high temperatures. They can tolerate moderate levels of urban pollution but should not be planted as a street tree, as they will be damaged from road salt and will quickly outgrow areas under power lines. These trees can tolerate heavy pruning and can be shaped into a hedge, if desired.
Native Range