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 Small-Leaved Lime - Tilia cordata (latin)
Small-Leaved Lime - Tilia cordata

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

Small-Leaved Lime - Tilia cordata Small-Leaved Lime - Tilia cordata

Characteristics and Uses: This beautiful ornamental tree is found throughout parks and gardens.  It provides shade and scent in the summer.  The bees appreciate the bright yellow flowers which are also used in infusions.  The leaves can measure up to 8cm ( 3,15").

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.
Silver Lime (Tilia tomentosa), silvery underside foliage, blossoms in June and July, pale yellow flowers

The Tilia cordata is used in :
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