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TILIA platyphyllos

Commonly known as Broad-leaved lime, Large-leaved lime, Large-leaved linden

A vigorous parkland tree with ovate toothed leaves
  • Deciduous
    Rounded to broadly ovate, dark green leaves 8-15cm (3-6in) long, paler and usually densely hairy beneath, turning yellow in autumn
  • Yellow
    Pale yellow
  • Height
    30m (100ft)
  • Spread
    20m (66ft)
  • Tree
    Produces pendent cymes of 3-5 flowers 2cm (¾in) across
  • 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

TILIA platyphyllos

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Whip £20.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, aphids(creating sticky honeydew), honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot
    Place of origin
    Europe
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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30m (100ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (66ft)
 

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