TILIA

Commonly known as Lime, Linden

Genus of 23 species of deciduous trees found in woodland in Europe, Asia and North America. They grow into stately specimens and some have colourful red winter shoots.

Included are 3 UK natives, T. cordata, small-leaved, T. platyphyllos, large-leaved and common, T x europea which is a hybrid of these and now found mainly in urban areas or parks. Lime leaves are food for several moth species and are very attractive to aphids which in turn attract insects, especially hoverflies and ladybirds. These in turn attract birds. Bees are attracted by the flowers and also drink the honeydew excreted by aphids.

Nectar of T. tomentosa and T. tomentosa 'Petiolaris' and oliveri however might be toxic to bees, especially bumblebees.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - bees.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Asia, North America
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Buy Varieties of TILIA

TILIA cordata

TILIA cordata

Small-leaved lime

heart-shaped glossy leaves. Scented flowers in summer.

 
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£20.00 each 
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TILIA cordata 'Winter Orange'

TILIA cordata 'Winter Orange'

Lime, Linden

an outstanding plant with red buds and pronounced orange twigs and shoots in winter. Ivory-white scented flowers and butter-yellow autumn colour

 
Whip
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£30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
H/Std
£75.00 each 
TILIA henryana

TILIA henryana

Chinese lime

a rare tree with huge ovate leaves which have pronounced bristles or teeth. Attractive and unusual flowers in the autumn

 
£35.00 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -
TILIA henryana 'Arnold Select'

TILIA henryana 'Arnold Select'

Chinese lime

large, toothed leaves, tinted pink. Scented flowers in late summer/autumn.

 
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£40.00  
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£80.00  
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
TILIA kiusiana

TILIA kiusiana

Lime

a large shrub or small tree which scarcely looks like a lime when first seeing its leaves. Highly scented flowers in August or September

 
Grafted
£30.00 each 
TILIA platyphyllos

TILIA platyphyllos

Broad-leaved lime, Large-leaved lime, Large-leaved linden

a vigorous parkland tree with ovate toothed leaves

 
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£20.00 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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