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American. Little Leaf, Boulevard,Greenspire

Catalogue A#2001-002  Z10

GPS45D 43' 56" W  /  108D 37' 16" W


Tilia Cordata

Family; Tiliaceae

Origin: Species native to Europe

Common name: Greenspire little Leaf Linden

Location: Plaza - east side of main pathway

Number in accession: 2

Planted early September 2001

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​This 13 inch Littleleaf linden provides overall benefits of: $98 every year. 


Little-leaved linden is a great shade tree for lawns or parkway plantings in urban settings due to its ability to withstand polluted environments. It has shiny dark green leaves that turn a clear yellow in fall, and in summer it has dangling, fragrant pale yellow flowers.  This tree is prone to attack by Japanese beetles.

​Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 60-70 feet
Mature Width: 30-40 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Moderately Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Moderately Tolerant
        Ornamental Interest: Summer blossoms, Fall color, Fragrant flowers, Persistent fruit/seeds
        Season of Interest: Early summer, Mid summer, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Fragrant, Yellow
        Shape or Form: Oval, Pyramidal, Upright
        Growth Rate: Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Insect pollinators

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