Area of origin: Mongolia, Northern China.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 18 m
Soil Type: Any.
Hardiness: Hardy up to -28°C.
Exposure: Full light.
Properties and uses:
Beautiful foliage, serrated like that of a vine leaf, it takes on a red tinge in the spring. The flowers of this linden tree are white and scented. Dried, they can be used for infusions. It can be planted in rows to show off its foliage, or it will equally thrive planted on its own in a smaller garden.
List of Limes:
• Large-Leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos), blossoms end of spring, pale yellow flowers.
• Mongolian Lime (Tilia mongolica), vine shaped leaf, serrated foliage, reddish in spring, white flowers.
• Small-Leaved Lime (Tilia cordata), blossom in summer, yellow flowers, dislikes chalky soil.