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Small Leaved Lime

Tilia cordata

Also known as

Lime, Little-leaf linden, Small-leaved lime

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

15m

12m

Min

8m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Small Leaved Lime Overview

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.

Common problems with Small Leaved Lime

How to propagate Small Leaved Lime

Seed

Grafting

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

Special features of Small Leaved Lime

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Other uses of Small Leaved Lime

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