Tilia platyphyllos Rubra

Large Leaved Lime, Red Twigged Lime

Estimated fully grown height 12-17m

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Product Details

Tilia platyphyllos Rubra is a super variety of the Large leaved Lime, Tilia platyphyllos, which has young shoots that are bright red-brown in colour.

This tree has large green leaves which turn golden brown in the autumn time. It is notable due to the appearance of its young shoots that are bright brown-red and looks particularly stunning in late winter. This quality makes this tree a great choice for tier pleaching as the fresh growth is so striking and the regular pruning enhances this trees most attractive feature.

For similar reasons, this tree is also a good subject for subjecting to a pollarding regime. Tilia platyphyllos Rubra is a fairly columnar tree which has a more upright shape than the species and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Like all Limes it will tolerate most soil conditions well but does require space to reach its full glory. This medium to large tree is a great choice for avenue planting, also making a stunning and stately individual specimen for parkland and large gardens.

For those planting schemes with less space, this tree is a good choice for pleaching or pollarding to exaggerate this trees brightly coloured stems.

Mature height: 12-17m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
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.