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TILIA oliveri

Commonly known as Lime, Linden

An elegant tree with pendent branches and new shoots. Leaves silvery-white underneath. A little known species but well worth growing
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - broadly ovate, dark green leaves to 12cm (5in) long, tapering to sharp points at the tips, densely white-hairy beneath and turning pale yellow in autumn
  • Height - 15m (49ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - spreading tree. Produces cymes of 6-10 flowers 1cm (½in) across in midsummer with a conspicuous pale green bract
  • 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
  • Partial shade - light, dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - some reports suggest this tree is toxic to bees. Does not drip honeydew as does not support aphids.
  • Pests & Diseases - honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot
  • Place of origin - central China. Named after Kew botanist Daniel Oliver (1830-1916)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
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