Large Leaved Lime Tree - Tilia platyphyllos - 9L Pot

Code: TR0205
Large Leaved Lime Tree - Tilia platyphyllos - 9L Pot
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.

Optional Extras
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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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Rating: 5/5

"My 3 trees arrived well packed and undamaged."

Reviewed Sunday, 9 October 2016

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