Tilia cordata Greenspire®
Greenspire Littleleaf Linden
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.