Tilia platyphyllos, size Medium, on our nurser
Tilia platyphyllos, size Medium, on our nurser
Foliage of Tilia platyphyllos up close
Mature Tilia platyphyllos planted in parkland
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Tilia platyphyllos

Broad Leaved Lime

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

This native Broad-Leaved Lime is a classic which won the First Class Certificate in 1892.

Tilia platyphyllos is a fast growing tree which reaches significant heights and widths at maturity. It has luscious foliage which gives the tree a healthy appearance all year round. This tree has a roughly fissured bark which, unlike other Limes, tends not to sucker too much. The leaves are circular in shape and dark green. Like many Limes this tree has a lime yellow autumn colour and tends to lose its leaves early in the autumn period.

This tree is a tough performer and is capable of tolerating urban conditions, yet it really is best suited to planting in the countryside. It will tolerate most soil types, including clay soils.

Tilia platyphyllos is a classic tree which has been widely planted on parkland, estates and in avenues for many years in the UK. It is tolerant of pruning and pollarding to maintain its shape or can be left alone to form statuesque specimens. It is truly a great choice of avenue tree and certainly requires space to reach its full glory.

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Chalk/Alkaline, Clay, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Award, Good for bees, Native,

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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.