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, 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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Trees
  • Full sun
    Avoid very dry conditions and protect from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • 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
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Buy Varieties of TILIA

TILIA chenmoui

TILIA chenmoui

Lime, Linden

recently introduced Chinese lime. Narrow silver-green leaves and cream flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£35.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
TILIA cordata

TILIA cordata

Small-leaved lime

heart-shaped glossy leaves. Scented flowers in summer.

 
Whip
£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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
H/Std
£70.00 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
TILIA henryana

TILIA henryana

Lime

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

 
£35.00 each 
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 mongolica

TILIA mongolica

Mongolian lime

ivy-like leaves, reddish new shoots and leaf stalks. Brilliant yellow autumn colour

 
£35.00 each 
TILIA mongolica 'Harvest Gold'

TILIA mongolica 'Harvest Gold'

Mongolian lime

attractive yellow new leaves later fading to green with brilliant yellow autumn colour

 
£35.00 each 

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