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Close up of Greenspire Littleleaf Linden bark and leaves, dark green rounded leaves that come to a point with serrated edges growing from green brown colored branches with white speckles
Greenspire Littleleaf Linden leaf on white, dark green rounded leaf that comes to a point with serrated edges
Close up of Greenspire Littleleaf Linden bark and leaves, dark green rounded leaves that come to a point with serrated edges growing from green brown colored branches with white speckles
Greenspire Littleleaf Linden leaf on white, dark green rounded leaf that comes to a point with serrated edges



  • Perfectly refined and formal pyramidal shape
  • Dark green foliage turns an outstanding gold in fall
  • Leaves are heart-shaped and small
  • Small, cream colored flowers bloom in the summer have a lovely fragrance
  • Littleleaf Lindens are urban tolerant and adaptable
  • Bees will make Basswood Honey from Linden trees
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Mature Height: 40-50' tall
  • Mature Width: 30-35' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 20-30' apart

Greenspire™ Littleleaf Linden

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' PP2,086

Regular price $395.00
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Why plant Greenspire™ Littleleaf Linden?

Greenspire™ Littleleaf Linden is a dapper tree with a densely branched, teardrop-shaped canopy that will give you a cool, shady retreat from the sun on hot summer days. In early summer, this medium to large-sized shade tree will give you the added bonus of small cream-colored flowers which smell sweet and attract pollinators from near and far. When the kids are grown, the scent of Linden blossoms will always remind them of get-togethers and outdoor meals on the patio. Also popular as a street tree, Greenspire has an alley-cat toughness once established and will make no great demands on your busy schedule.

Littleleaf Linden has been cultivated for centuries in the many European countries where it is native. In England, Lindens are called “Limes,” but don’t get too excited—this tree won’t give you limes! It’s called that because it is commonly found on limestone soils. The original Greenspire™ emerged from a batch of seeds sown in 1951. It has been around long enough to prove that it’s as tough as an old boot and a heck of a lot prettier. It was introduced by Princeton Nurseries of New Jersey in 1961.

How to use Greenspire™ Littleleaf Linden in the landscape?

Here are some key words to remember: formal, symmetrical, elegant. This tree is a beautiful example of all that and more. A lovely shade tree that bears tiny, fragrant white flowers in mid-summer. In autumn, the lush green foliage turns golden yellow. You'll love the uniform growth habit on this very adaptable tree. This Linden is the perfect addition to your yard.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a 'grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

How To Plant Greenspire™ Littleleaf Linden

Littleleaf Lindens are nice trees. They make good street trees, they work well in city plantings because of their pollution tolerance, and their wood is great for carving duck decoys! Littleleaf Lindens like full sun and they tolerate a range of soil conditions as well. Littleleaf Lindens do have a slight problem with aphids and Japanese Beetles. Japanese Beetles are more of a problem for this tree, and if you know that your area has a bad Japanese Beetles problem, I would recommend not planting this tree. The beetles will make the leaves “disappear” and you will be left with a bare tree. If your tree does happen to have a slight problem with either pest, contact your local Garden Center professional.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Littleleaf Lindens are moderate growers, meaning they don’t grow too fast or too slow but just right, therefore they don’t need a lot of pruning.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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