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Last updated 14/05/20 10:00.
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, small-leaved, large-leaved and common which is a hybrid of these. 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 may be toxic to bees, especially bumblebees.
Deciduous - trees
Full sun - avoid very dry conditions and protect from strong winds.
Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees.
Pests & Diseases - gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, sticky honeydew aphids, honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot.
Place of origin - Europe, Asia, North America
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Neutral to alkaline soil - will tolerate a bit of acidity
Wildlife - Bee friendly -