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Little Leaf Linden vs Black Walnut

Tilia cordata

Juglans nigra

Little Leaf Linden
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Littleleaf Linden is a large, deciduous shade tree. Its unique, heart-shaped leaves have fine teeth on the margins and are much smaller than those of the Big Leaf Linden.

Its small, fragrant yellow-green flowers are said to have medicinal properties and can also be used to make honey. Littleleaf Linden is a great choice for a boulevard or large lot.

The Black Walnut is a slow growing, large, straight-stemmed and high value timber tree with an open crown. It produces a dense, very hard, edible nut. The root system usually includes a deep tap-root and several wide-spreading and deeply set lateral roots.

Black Walnut has a deeply-furrowed, black bark. Its Leaves are about 1 foot long, composed of 15 - 23 slightly stalked leaflets on a moderately stout stock which provide good dappled shade.

Its roots produce a substance named juglone that is toxic to some other plants. Consider this when choosing where you plant a black walnut, as you will not be able to grow tomato, potato, cabbage, eggplant, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, lilac, red pine and apple in the surrounding area.

Despite being highly valued for its edible nuts, high value timber, and its shade tree aesthetics, it is rare to see this tree on the prairies. Plant this tree once when it is young as it does not respond well to transplanting.

LITTLE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

BLACK WALNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring, very fragrant
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high







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