Young Small-leaved Lime Tree | Tilia cordata


Experience the living nature up close? This is possible with the Tilia cordata. The Tilia cordata blooms early in the summer with strongly scented flowers, attracting many bees, and has heart-shaped leaves.

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Can be planted throughout the year

Growth habit and total height

The Tilia cordata, also known as the Small-leaved Lime or Heart-leaved Linden, is a tree that grows relatively slowly in its early years. Nonetheless, it can still reach a height of 25 meters.


Leaf shape and leaf color

The heart-shaped leaf, from which the name Heart-leaved Linden is derived, is relatively small and green. A blue tint may be visible on the underside of the leaf.



The young branches of the Tilia cordata are green to brown, and as they mature, they change to dark brown.



Around the month of June, the yellow-white flowers appear, emitting a strong fragrance throughout the tree. These flowers cluster in small groups on the branches, featuring a cyme inflorescence and a lanceolate bract.


Fragrance and insects

The flowers are highly fragrant, making the Tilia cordata a popular visit for a variety of insects during the blooming period.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower



Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!


  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

    Little fruits
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Very winter-hardy
  • Leaf color in summer

  • Leaf color in autumn



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