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.
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.
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.
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Reviewed Sunday, 9 October 2016