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Little Leaf Linden vs Discovery Japanese Elm

Tilia cordata

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Discovery

Little Leaf Linden
Discovery Japanese Elm

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.

Discovery Japanese Elm is great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to maintain their trees as it doesn't drop many seeds. It has beautiful dark green foliage and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. This elm is similar in shape to the American Elm but is roughly 30% smaller. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Discovery Japenses Elm has symmetrical branching, an upright growth form, and develops a classic vase-like crown.

LITTLE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

DISCOVERY JAPANESE ELM QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring, very fragrant
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none