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Tilia genus (Lime). These are deciduous trees, which are grown for their small fragrant, cup-shaped flowers and stately habit. The flowers attract bees but are toxic to them in some cases.
Woody perennials, Deciduous, Fragrants
Europe, Asia & N. America
Grown for their small, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers and stately habit. Flowers attract bees (but can toxic to them in some cases).
They are fully hardy and require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.
Seed in autumn, selected forms and hybrids by grafting in late summer.
Except for T.euchlora hybrid, trees are usually attacked by aphids, which cover growth and ground beneath with sticky honey-dew.
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