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Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris

Weeping Silver Lime, Pendent White Lime

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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The Weeping Silver Lime is perhaps the most graceful of all large, weeping trees.

Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris was introduced to the UK in the early 1840s and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. For those of you whom like to visit arboretums and gardens, there is a rather exquisite specimen of Weeping Silver Lime in the RHS Garden at Wisley.

As its common name suggests, this Lime tree has large leaves which are Silver on the underside, producing a flowing display of shimmery foliage that is extremely effective on breezy days. The flowers are richly scented but narcotic to bees, giving this tree its aphid resistant benefit. The autumn colour is classic for a Lime tree; a vivid display of yellows that appears fairly early in autumn.

This tree is fast growing and reaches a considerable height as a mature tree, circa 20m. This cultivation has a domed shape crown and although weeping, generally looks more open and rounded in habit than other species that are classified as weeping in shape.

Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris is a significant specimen at maturity so it is important to plant this tree with space to fulfill its true capabilities, it is therefore best suited to parkland and very large gardens.

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
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
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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.

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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.