Tilia cordata Tilia

Tilia

Small Leaved Lime

Description: A medium-sized deciduous tree with a spreading or rounded crown, and heart shaped leathery leaves, glossy green above and paler underneath. Small, fragrant creamy-white flowers are borne in spreading clusters in summer. Less prone to aphid honeydew than most species.

History: Native to Europe and the UK.

Tilia Growing Tips: Grows readily on light or heavy soils and will put up with temporarily soaking ground. Avoid growing in very dry conditions or exposure to very strong winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 7m x 5m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: July
  • L Size: Large
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Open space planting

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