SelecTree: Tree Detail
GREENSPIRE LITTLELEAF LINDEN
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Good street tree.
Has fragrant Flower.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 35 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Round with Cordate base, Dark Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow or White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Gray or Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Light Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot, Sooty Mold and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Attracts Birds and Bees.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
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