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Lime

Tilia spp.

Also known as

Linden, Basswood

Tilia platyphyllos11 by JoJan (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lime Overview

Genus containing around 46 hardy, deciduous trees that originate from wooded areas in Europe, Asia and North America. Popular for their flowers, which are cup-shaped, white or yellow and scented with frilly anthers, leading on to dry, nut-like fruits. This genus is also grown for its overall elegant form and attractive toothed and lobed foliage.

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).

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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