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TILIA x europaea

Commonly known as Common lime, European linden



A familiar avenue tree
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Whip £30.00 each
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Available autumn 2019
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3 - 5 Litre

  • Deciduous - broadly ovate to rounded, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, paler beneath.
  • Yellow - pale-yellow.
  • Height - 35m (120ft)
  • Spread - 15m (50ft)
  • Tree - produces flowers 2cm (threequarters inch) across in clusters of up to 10. Often produces dense thickets of shoots from the base and from burrs on the trunk. These can be removed.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - avoid very dry conditions and protect from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - the tallest broad-leaved tree in Britain. Some of the biggest British specimens were imported from the Netherlands in the 1700s.
  • Pests & Diseases - gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, aphids (producing sticky honeydew), honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin - Europe.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil - will tolerate a bit of acidity
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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