Little Leaf Linden

Scientific Name: Tilia cordata
Genus: Tilia
Family: Tiliaceae

Little Leaf Linden Little Leaf Linden

This deciduous tree grows slowly to 30-50 feet with a 15-30 feet spread in a dense pyramid shape. The leaves are dark green above and silvery-blue below with buff-orange tufts in the vein axils. It blooms in July and is very popular with honeybees. It is native to Europe but widely grown in Portland as a street tree. The specific name is derived from the leaf shape: like a heart.