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Little Leaf Linden vs Kentucky Coffeetree

Tilia cordata

Gymnocladus dioicus

Little Leaf Linden
Kentucky Coffeetree

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 Kentucky Coffeetree has the largest leaves of any native tree in North America! In the summer, its large green canopy provides shade. While in the winter, its leathery bean pods act as a decorative element against the sky as they rattle in the wind. Beautiful year-round, this tree is an elegant addition to any landscape.

LITTLE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 10 m (33 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Flowers: yellow flowers in spring, very fragrant
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high




Toxicity: Uncooked pods are toxic to humans

Other Names: coffeetree