Small Leaved Lime

Tilia cordata

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A large Tilia cordata tree in a field
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Tilia cordata is a mid-sized, deciduous tree species, also commonly known by the name small leaved lime. It produces attractive leaves up to 8cm long, these are heart-shaped with pointed tips and finely toothed margins. The foliage exhibits attractive yellow autumn colouration. Flowers are small and scented, coloured cream-white with long central parts and they are arranged in clusters. It forms a spreading to rounded crown and is hardy down to -20 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Malvaceae

Flower colour

Cream, White

Scent

Mild