Little Leaf Linden
Medium sized deciduous tree with spreading pyramidal shape. Native to Europe.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 30 - 50'
- Mature Spread:
- 15 - 30'
- Broadly heart shaped 1-1/2 - 3" green leaves which turn yellow in the fall.
- Arising from leaf like bracts, clusters of yellowish white five petalled flowers bloom in July. These honey like fragrant flowers are attractive to bees which make an excellent honey from them. Flowers are sometimes used for tea.
- Small pea-like seeds follow flowers.
- Root System:
- No surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Slow to moderate.
- Cultural Notes:
- Adaptable to a variety of soils. May attract aphids.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- CSUS - open area west of cafeteria, Goethe Arboretum east side
- SMUD grounds
- Capitol Mall between 7th and 9th Streets
- East Lawn Memorial Park
- William Land Park, row on Land Park Dr. near 14th Ave.
- 14th Ave. near 18th Street.
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 15 feet
- from walks and driveways: 6 feet
- from an air conditioner: 6 feet
- from a fence: 6 feet
- from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 6 feet
- from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
- from a swimming pool: 15 feet
- from a septic system: 20 feet
- between trees*: 20 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.