Corinthian Linden

Botanical Name: Tilia cordata ‘Corzam’

Alternate Name: Corinthian Littleleaf Linden

The Corinthian Linden (Tilia cordata ‘Corzam’) is a medium sized deciduous tree with a beautifully symmetrical, pyramidal growth habit, upward growing branches, and a dense canopy.  It is the narrowest growing species of the Littleleaf Linden varieties. It grows to a height of 40-45 feet with a spread of 15 feet.

The leaves of the Corinthian Linden are smaller than the species tree but are heart shaped and measure up to 6 inches wide. They are light to medium green with coarsely serrated margins. In the fall, the foliage color is a vibrant golden yellow.

The Corinthian Linden produces a prolific flowering display in the summer. Showy clusters of tiny white or pale yellow flowers emerge in June or July. Displayed above the blooms are a leaf-like bract. The following fruits are tiny, rounded nutlets.

This tree prefers to be planted in partial shade sites to prevent leaf scorching from the sun. The Corinthian Linden can be planted in smaller landscapes where narrow trees will more easily fit, providing a charming vertical accent or screen between properties. It is tolerant of locations with dry soils and compacted soil. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Height: 40-45 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Shape: Pyramidal, Oval

Flower Color: White

Flowering Time: June-July

Fall Color: Yellow

Features: Bright fall color, showy fragrant blooms

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Watering: Moderate & Regular

Soil: Prefers moist and well-drained soils. Somewhat tolerant of drought.

Growth Rate: Moderate

USDA Zones: 4-8

Uses: Accent tree, park tree, habitat tree, screening tree

Similar trees: Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ (Columnar Hornbeam), Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ (Frans Fontaine Hornbeam), Tilia americana ‘Redmond’ (Redmond Linden), Tilia americana 'McKSentry' (American Sentry Linden), Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' (Greenspire Linden)

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