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5ft Large Leaved Lime Tree | 9L Pot | Tilia platyphyllos

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Large Leaved Lime Tree - Tilia platyphyllos - 9L Pot

This narrowly domed tree is native to parts of Europe and the UK, and it has pleasant green foliage with fragrant yellow-green flowers. The reddish-brown young stems later develop dark grey bark with fine fissures and furrows. It is not related to the citrus fruit-bearing lime, despite its name, however it is believed that its name has been acquired as a result of a corruption of 'line'. A spectacular tree and a classic on these isles, it will add grandeur to your horizon.


  • Flower Colour: yellow
  • Foliage Colour: dark green
  • Approx. Growth Height: up to 15m
  • Approx. Spread: 8m
  • Rootstock: Sorbus aucuparia
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Growing Habit: columnar/upright
  • Uses: eating fresh
  • Hardiness: hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: max. height after 20-50 years
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...

One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.

To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.

Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.

So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!


We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Common Name Lime
Features Fast Growing Trees
Flower Colour Yellow
Flowering Month August
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Brown
Type Lime
Colour Green, Yellow
Eventual Height 12m+
Eventual Spread 8m+
Foliage Colour Green
Growth Habit Columnar
Annual Rate Of Growth Slow Growing
Supplied As 9L Pot
Supplied As 9L-14L Pot
Type Ornamental Trees
Latin Name Tilia