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Large-Leaved Lime

Tilia platyphyllos

Also known as

Tilleul De Hollande, Big-Leaf Linden, Broadleaf Lime, Largeleaf Linden, Linden, Large-leaved lime, Red twigged lime, Broad-leaved lime, Lime

Tilia platyphyllos 01 by Warburg (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

20m

15m

Min

10m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Large-Leaved Lime Overview

This species will grow to about 24m, with a straight, rough grey trunk and a rounded crown with a spreading, broad shape. The young shoots are reddish brown and downy with large dark green leaves which are heart-shaped with a bluish underneath. The flowers are pale yellow. They are followed by hard, pear-shaped, ribbed fruit.

Common problems with Large-Leaved Lime

How to propagate Large-Leaved Lime

Grafting

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

Seed

Other uses of Large-Leaved Lime

Specimen