Linden Tree, Young leaves – raw are edible and nutritious . They make an excellent salad or sandwich filling, they are mild tasting and somewhat mucilaginous.
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Tilia Cordata Linden Tree, Small Leaved Lime, Young raw leaves are edible and nutritious . They make an excellent salad or sandwich filling, they are mild tasting and somewhat mucilaginous. The leaves can be available from spring until early autumn from the young growths at the base of the tree. A very acceptable chocolate substitute can be made from a paste of the ground-up flowers and immature fruit. A popular herb tea is made from the flowers, it has a sweet, fragrant pleasant flavor. Sap – harvested in the spring, it is sweet and can be used as a drink or concentrated into a syrup.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Hardiness Zone: 3b Height: 60 feet by 30 feet wide
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