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Tilia cordata

Tilia cordata

Lime, Linden

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - July Flowering month - July
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Hard prune Hard prune