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TILIA x europaea
Commonly known as Common lime, European linden
A familiar avenue tree
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.
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
Trees - Care Guide
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- How to plant a tree
- Checking ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
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
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
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™.
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5