Medium Tilia tomentosa trees at Barcham tree nursery
Medium Tilia tomentosa trees at Barcham tree nursery
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Tilia tomentosa

Silver Lime

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Introduced in 1767 from its native South Eastern Europe, Tilia tomentosa, also known as Silver Lime, is a handsome tree with a rather variable habit, mainly used for ornamental purposes. Its flowers can be toxic to bees, so this should be considered if planting in a rural setting.

A large tree of generally pyramidal habit, the Silver Lime has the advantage of being resistant to both aphids and drought. It is popular as a shade, parkway, street, or specimen tree.

It grows well in urban areas, although it requires plenty of space. Watering regularly after planting is essential for optimal growth.

Its dark green leaves have silver-white undersides, creating a beautiful effect when rustled by the breeze. In the autumn, the leaves turn yellow and remain on the tree for a long time.

The Silver Lime is suitable for avenues and parks and will stand up well to salt-laden coastal winds.

The genus name, Tilia, is Latin for Linden or Lime Tree.

Mature height: 17-22m

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