Tilia Plant Profile and Growing Hints
Tilia are a useful group of small trees often referred to as ‘Lime Trees’ and also as the ‘Linden Tree’. A number of different species with different characteristics are available for sale in Australia. With around 40 species only a few are widely used in cultivation.
They are useful for their hardiness and tolerance of a range of soil conditions. Very popular as street trees and for use in small parks and gardens where they provide good shade as they mature. All require a deep fertile soil with some moisture, however they are tolerant of poorer soils as long as moisture is available. Best in full sun although light shade for part of the day will also work.
Foliage is a deep green with yellow tones in autumn. Best in temperate regions and also best in good deep soil. Long lived, upright with a broad spreading crown the neat growth habit suits street plantings.
Tillia can be underplanted with early spring flower bulbs. Depending on the species and cultivar Tilia can reach to 20m in height, some lower than this.
Tilia varieties include:
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