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

Code: TR0205
5ft Large Leaved Lime Tree | 9L Pot | Tilia platyphyllos
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5ft Large Leaved Lime Tree | 9L Pot | Tilia platyphyllos
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
  • Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: chalk, clay, loam, sand, alkaline, neutral
  • Moisture: well drained, moist but well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.


  • Planting Distance: 10m

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

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!

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

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This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.

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