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100 - 125cm Tilia cordata | Small-Leaved Lime | Bare Root Hedging

Attractive Abundant foliage All-natural privacy Eco-friendly boundaries
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A pollinator magnet and beautifully ornamental Small-Leaved Lime...

Beautiful to look at and loved by pollinators too, Tilia cordata (but perhaps more commonly known as the 'Small-Leaved Lime'), will prettify your garden with its colourful bark and dark green, heart-shaped leaves. In summer, the blossom will appear, which releases a sweet scent and minty honey too! The leaves are great hosts to caterpillars of moths such as the lime hawk, peppered, and vapourer too.

  • Supplied:  Bare root
  • Height on Arrival:  100 - 125cm
  • Features: Creamy white flowers, abundant foliage
  • Habit: Spreading
  • Deciduous?: Yes

Your hedging plant will be sent directly from our trusted grower. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs and trees, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

Native to the UK, your Tilia cordata (Small-Leaved Lime) will make a low maintenance hedging plant for your garden. Below we address its care:

Small-leaved Lime can be planted between November and March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and free of weeds.

Prune in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. When planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.

You can maintain this hedge at 90 - 180cm (3 - 6ft) or as taller hedges or screens.

Please note, as part of protecting our treasured wildlife, always check for birds nests and other animals that may be in your hedge before you prune.

The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.

Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.

Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

More Information
Common Name Lime
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Deciduous Hedging, Hedging Plants
Supplied As Bare Root
Supplied As Bare Root
Latin Name Tilia