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Tilia cordata Greenspire

Small Leaved Lime Greenspire

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ is a compact, neat and tidy clone of the classic Small Leaved Lime, Tilia cordata.

This tree has small and shiny heart-shaped leaves which are dark green on the surface and light green on the underside. The creamy coloured, fragrant flowers appear in July and are a welcome addition to this attractive variety of native tree. In the autumn time, the foliage turns a golden yellow.

Tilia cordata has a regular, pyramidal shape and maintains a strong central leader and evenly branched crown through to maturity. The great benefit of planting a clonal selection of a native great is that you get consistency with each plant, the same height and shape can be expected from each tree planted and this is a great advantage when selecting trees for avenue planting.

This tree is a tough performer and will survive planting in a range of soil conditions, including heavy clay and urban conditions.

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ is a clone which was selected from a Boston Park and has been in cultivation in the UK since the 1960’s.

A super tree for avenue planting, this versatile tree is a classic choice for parkland and larger gardens where space allows. It can be maintained as a pollard or left to develop to larger proportions, given the limitations of the site. It is not a good choice for pleaching as the branching structure is a little too ascending for this to be successful.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.