Tilia cordata Greenspire®
Common name: 
Greenspire Littleleaf Linden
TIL-i-a kor-DA-ta
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf, deciduous tree, maintains a central leader and oval form, when mature the tree my reach 50 ft (15 m) tall and 30 ft (14 m) wide.  Leaves are alternate, simple, heart-shaped (cordate), about 9 cm long and wide, dark green is summer and yellow-gold in fall.  Produces the typical linden yellowish flowers suspended from a leaf-like bract which are followed by the typical nutlet fruit. 
  • Full sun, adaptable, not particular as to soil type or pH, tolerant of urban pollution. 
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 3      US Plant Patent 2,086, Sept. 5, 1961, Princeton Nurserymen's Research Assoc.
  • "By far the dominent cultivar" of Tilia cordata (Dirr & Warren, 2019).  It has an ideal pyramidal shape, with good density and symmetry which is maintains to and older age.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • leaves and fruit

    leaves and fruit

  • plant habit, fall

    plant habit, fall