4

We have multiple of this tree growing on my college campus and I cannot figure out what type of tree it is. I've never seen anything like it. It has a light green leaf that always grows on top of a darker green one with a flower/fruit forming on top of that. Thanks for your help!

enter image description hereenter image description here

  • 2
    Where in the world the tree is helps. And a close-up of the leaf too – kevinsky May 13 '16 at 9:44
5

This is a member of the linden family, or Tilia. This tree is probably Tilia Cordata or the little leaf linden which is native from Europe to western Asia.

A favourite with landscape architects in Europe in the 17th and 18th century and in North America from 1950 to the late 1970's due to the sweet smelling flowers and modest size when mature (~65' 20M) this tree is no longer planted widely due to these issues:

The North American tilia, the basswood, is a better choice for some locations if you have moister soil.

|improve this answer|||||
  • Beautiful tree tho. Please don't cut it down 😊 – Michel Feldheim Jul 19 '17 at 8:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.