Lime Tree - Tilia Cordata
Tilia cordata or the Lime Tree has beautiful small ovate or heart shaped green leaves and native to the UK. Tilia cordata or the small leaf Lime Tree is one of the oldest native trees in the UK. It still is an extremely popular 'avenue' tree that has given landscapes some of the best specimens still seen today. Tilia is also one of the best trees used for pleaching, pollarding and coppicing. The leaves of the Lime Tree are heart shaped, serrated at the edges, dark green with beautiful yellow colours in the autumn. Flowers are small, creamy white clusters with a strong scent followed by winged fruit that are highly attractive to bees and insects.
Common Name: Small leaved lime tree
Growth Rate: Medium
Planting Location: Full sun. Good for windy sites.
Soil Type: Tolerates almost all soil types, clay, chalk, limestone, well-draining.
pH: neutral, alkaline
Fertilise: Rootgrow upon initial planting and thereafter
Planting Distance: 3 per metre single row for hedging
Height: 12 metres
Spread: 8 metres
Misc.: When mature can tolerate drought conditions. Bee friendly. Scented flowers.
**Scot Plants Direct can only supply bareroot plants when they are dormant during the winter months from November to April annually.
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