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Tilia platyphyllos
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Tilia platyphyllos

Lime, Linden

Description: A large vigorous tree of rounded habit, with large pale to mid-green heart-shaped leaves with a course texture. Creamy-yellow flowers appear in June/July and are very attractive to bees. As the tree ages, the dark grey bark becomes deeply fissured and marked which gives the tree a wonderful character.

History: Native to the Wye Valley and South Yorkshire.

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): 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Flowering month - June Flowering month - June
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Hard prune Hard prune