Tree Detail

Tilia cordata


Linden, Little Leaf or European

Tilia cordata   "Greenspire"

Category: deciduous tree   Size: medium

Mature Size: 35-50' x 20-25'

Zone: 3 - 7   Growth Rate: Fairly fast

Foliage: Alternate leaf arrangement, 1.2 - 3.5" long, heart-shaped

Elevation (if known):

Water: Moderate drought tolerant.

Soil : Tolerates clay, loam, sand, acidic and alkaline. Prefers well-drained.

Sun: Sun to partial shade.

Comments: Good for tight spacing. Prolific bloomer. Recommended for buffer strips around parking lots. parking lots

Warnings: Not at its best in urban pollution. Aphids may be a problem.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Europe

Known Locations: 2008 Dec, at least 2 planted by Alamosa Parks and Recreation

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; Sunset Western Garden Book; US Forest Service Southern Group