Tilia Cordata Mill also known as small-leaved Lime, Little-leaf Linden or Greenspire Linden is a deciduous Tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.
Overview of Tilia Cordata Mill
Tilia cordata is a native of:
– Europe and western Asia
– North to southern Great Britain
– Central Scandinavia
– All over Romania
– East to central Russia
– South to central Spain
• This deciduous tree can grow up to a height of 20-38 m.
• This tree has trunk up to 1-2 m diameter.
• The leaves are alternately arranged.
• They are rounded to triangular-ovate.
• It is 3-8 cm long and broad.
• It is mostly hairless except for small tufts of brown hair in the leaf vein axils.
• The leaves are distinctively heart-shaped.
• The small yellow-green hermaphrodite flowers are produced in clusters of five to eleven in early summer.
• The flowers have a rich and heavy scent.
• The trees are much visited by bees.
• The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe 6–7 mm long and 4 mm broad.
• Tilia cordata is widely grown as an ornamental tree.
Uses of Tilia Cordata Mill
• respiratory problems: colds, fever, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, cough
• an astringent
• high blood pressure
• a diuretic
• quell hysteria
• relieve anxiety-related indigestion
• irregular heartbeat
Scientific Classification of Tilia Cordata Mill
• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Rosids
• Order : Malvales
• Family : Tiliaceae
• Genus : Tilia
• Species : T. cordata
Growing/Caring conditions for Tilia Cordata Mill
• Dig a hole.
• This hole should be as deep as the linden tree sapling’s root ball.
• Use a shovel and make the hole wider than the root ball.
• This should be more by 8 to 12 inches.
• Turn over the soil inside the hole with the shovel.
• Mix it with compost.
• Compost adds nutrients to the soil leading to growth into a healthy tree.
• Place the linden tree carefully in the center of the hole.
• Fill around the root ball with several inches of soil mixed with compost.
• The tree should stay upright.
• Do not completely fill the hole.
• Saturate the soil around the tree with water.
• Allow the soil to absorb the water fully.
• Add more soil to fill the rest of the hole.
• Cover the area around the linden tree with 2 inches of mulch.
• This will protect the tree’s roots.
• Do not let the mulch cover the tree trunk.
• It will also discourage or prevent fungus, disease, rot or insect infestation.
• Fertilize the linden tree each spring and throughout the growing season.
• Prune the linden tree each autumn.
• Remove any diseased or dead branches with pruning shears.