Littleleaf Linden Tilia cordata

  • Littleleaf Linden - Tilia cordata
  • Littleleaf Linden - Tilia cordata
  • Littleleaf Linden - Tilia cordata
  • Littleleaf Linden - Tilia cordata

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #1098
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The Littleleaf Linden grows in zones 3-7.
The ubiquitous littleleaf linden is a source of beauty in natural settings as well as parks and streets across America. But this lovely tree isn’t native to the U.S. It was transplanted from Europe, where it has been used as a shade tree since ancient times.

  • Produces fragrant, bright yellow flowers
  • Provides great shade due to a dense canopy
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3'

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Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

The flowers of the littleleaf linden attract bees and hummingbirds, and the soft wood often provides nesting sites for cavity-dwelling birds.


There is evidence of the littleleaf linden being planted and used for social purposes as early as 760 A.D. In the Germanic and Norse countries, the tree was known as a favorite of Freya (the goddess of love) and Frigga (the goddess of married love and the hearth). Maidens would “dance wildly” around the village linden, and women hoping for fertility would hug the tree or hang offerings in its branches. In Scandinavia, it was a good tree to avoid after dark because it was thought to be a favorite haunt of elves and fairies.

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