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 Large-Leaved Lime - Tilia platyphyllos (latin)
Large-Leaved Lime - Tilia platyphyllos

Area of origin: Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 30m (98,4'), width up to 20m (65,6').
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil Type: Prefers rich deep and fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to -28°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.

 

Large-Leaved Lime - Tilia platyphyllos Large-Leaved Lime - Tilia platyphyllos

Characteristics and Uses: This beautiful ornamental tree can be found throughout parks and gardens, planted in avenues or alone.  It provides shade and scent in the summer.  The bees prefer the bright yellow flowers to those of the small leaved lime. They are also used in infusions.  The leaves can measure up to 15cm.  

List of Limes:
Mongolian Lime (Tilia mongolica),  vine shaped leaf, serrated foliage, reddish in spring, white flowers.
Silver Lime (Tilia tomentosa), silvery underside foliage, blossoms in June and July, pale yellow flowers
Small-Leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
, blossom in summer, yellow flowers, dislikes chalky soil

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