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10 Small-leaved Lime / Tilia Cordata, 40-60cm Tall With a Rich Scent


Expected release date is 1st Nov 2021

10 Small-leaved Lime / Tilia Cordata, 40-60cm Tall 


These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October until April and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.


A species of Tilia native to much of Europe and western Asia, north to southern Great Britain (north to about Durham), central Scandinavia, east to central Russia, and south to central Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and the Caucasus; in the south of its range it is restricted to high altitudes.


Growing Details:

Common Name: Lime
Genus: Tilia
Species: cordata
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Height: 20 -38m
Spread: 15m



A deciduous tree growing to 20-38 m tall, with a trunk up to 1-2 m diameter. The leaves are alternately arranged, rounded to triangular-ovate, 3-8 cm long and broad, mostly hairless except for small tufts of brown hair in the leaf vein axils - the leaves are distinctively heart-shaped. The small yellow-green hermaphrodite flowers are produced in clusters of five to eleven in early summer with a leafy yellow-green subtending bract, have a rich, heavy scent; the trees are much visited by bees. The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe 6–7 mm long and 4 mm broad, downy at first becoming smooth at maturity, and not ribbed. 


For the bare root planting instructions, please click here.

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  1. lime tree 5

    Posted by kieran on 5th Dec 2017

    arrived on time, well packed and plants look healthy. time will tell but looks good

  2. Good service 5

    Posted by kerry Mowat on 13th Nov 2017

    Trees arrived promptly, look in good condition, good price. Will wait until spring to see how they grow.
    Would recommend