Also known as the Linden and ‘Small leafed Lime’, Tilia cordata is a useful shade tree well suited to larger gardens, parks and for street use.
Reaching a height of around 15m in ideal conditions Tilia cordata can be even taller. This is a deciduous tree with dark green foliage that turns to a buttery yellow in autumn. Smaller leaves than some other Tilliashence the common name.
A few forms are available some with a more upright habit than others.
Tilia cordata Care
A humus rich well drained soil in a position sheltered from strong winds is best. Little to no pruning is required other than removal of damaged branches.
Tilia cordata grows well in full sun to a little shade, it tolerates pollution and can make a good shade tree in tough conditions. Height is around 15 metres on maturity with a crown of around 8 – 10 metres across. Flowers appear in spring to summer, small, yellow and attractive to bees.
- Species – Tillia cordta
- Common Name – Linden tree
- Growth Habit – Upright with pyramidical habit.
- Growth Rate – Medium
- Soil – Well drained humus rich fertile soil
- Sun – Full sun
- Water – Drought tolerant, although in very dry summers may require supplementary watering.
- Landscaping Uses – Street Tree, Parks, and Gardens, larger commercial landscaping including Golf Courses
- Pruning – Generally not required
- Propagation – Cuttings
- Container growing – Generally not suited
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