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Tilia Genus

Lime

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennials, Deciduous, Fragrants

Other common names

Linden, Basswood

Origin

Europe, Asia & N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their small, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers and stately habit. Flowers attract bees (but can toxic to them in some cases).

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

Seed in autumn, selected forms and hybrids by grafting in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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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