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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

TILIA cordata

Commonly known as Small-leaved lime

Heart-shaped glossy leaves. Scented flowers in summer.
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Whip £20.00 each

  • Deciduous - heart-shaped, toothed, dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long, blue-green and smooth beneath except for tufts of hair in the axils. Leaves turn yellow in autumn.
  • Yellow - pale-yellow.
  • Height - 25m(82ft)
  • Spread - 15m (49ft)
  • Tree - produces clusters of up to 10 flowers 2cm (¾in) across on upright stalks with a leaf-like bract at the base.
  • 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 - - excellent for carving as it does not warp. Produces a valuable honey.
  • Medicinal properties - its flowers are sold in health shops. Lime flower tea, drunk after dinner, aids digestion. Its soothing properties alleviate hysteria, nervous vomiting or palpitation.
  • Pests & Diseases - gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, aphids (producing sticky honeydew), honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin - Europe, Caucasus.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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.

    RHS group 1
  • 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 -
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)

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TILIA cordata 'Winter Orange'  AWARD

TILIA cordata 'Winter Orange'  >

Commonly known as: 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 £30.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £40.00 
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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