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Tilia platyphyllos

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Tilia platyphyllos Large Leaved Lime,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Oval, Pyramida

Large deciduous tree with a dense and rounded growing habit. Leaves are glossy dark green, heart shaped and turn yellow in Autumn. Fragrant creamy-yellow flowers appear in groups early Summer and attact bees. Tilias make great avenue trees, shade trees and can be pruned to hedge. Tolerates air pollution, useful as a street tree but be careful not to plant under power lines. Flowers and young leaves are both edible and great for adding to salads and tea. Grows approx. 30m tall x 20m wide. Different cultivars are also available.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
>25m >10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Edible Garden, Park And Gardens, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Aphids

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Tiliaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate