Littleleaf Linden, Little-leaf Linden Tilia cordata
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Littleleaf Linden, Little-leaf Linden
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Spring sowing of unstratified seed will produce germination the next spring.
In a Nutshell:
* Tilia cordata ( Small-leaved Lime , occasionally Small-leaved Linden) is a species of Tilia native to much of Europe and western Asia , north to southern Great Britain (north to about Durham ), central Scandinavia , east to central Russia , and south to central Spain , Italy , Bulgaria , Turkey , and the Caucasus , in the south of its range it is restricted to high altitudes. more...
* A cool-climate shade and street tree pyramidal in youth, becoming more rounded with age. With dark green shiny leaves of lopsided-heart form, to 3". It's tolerance of harsh soil conditions is legendary. Yellowish fragrant flowers occur in June. Tough and vigorous, wants full sun, doesn't mind high pH or pollution, can be pruned into a hedge, sometimes yellow fall color, parent of many cultivars, native to Europe and long cultivated.
* A very acceptable chocolate substitute can be made from a paste of the ground-up flowers and immature fruit. Trials on marketing the product failed because the paste is very apt to decompose. more...