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A picture of a Common Lime

Common Lime

Tilia × europaea

Also known as

European linden, Lime

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40m

Max

15m

10m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Photo of avenue of common limes, Hampshire, UK
A photo of Common Lime

Common Lime Overview

This species is a broadly columnar tree, with dark green and rounded to broadly ovate leaves. The flowers are borne in mid-summer with cymes of pale yellow blooms.

How to propagate Common Lime

Grafting

Seed in autumn, selected forms and hybrids by grafting in late summer.

Seed

Other uses of Common Lime

Grown for their small, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers and stately habit. Flowers attract bees (but can toxic to them in some cases).

Native British Trees

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Alder Buckthorn

Frangula alnus

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