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Lime

Tilia americana

Also known as

White basswood

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

11m

15m

Min

7m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lime Overview

This is a deciduous tree to 30m with a conical crown. The ovate leaves taper with a dark green above and silver beneath. The flowers are borne in cymes.

Common problems with Lime

How to propagate Lime

Grafting

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

Seed

Other uses of Lime

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