Tilia cordata

Tilia cordata
Tilia cordata 
small-leaved linded, lime
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 15-25m
USUAL WIDTH 7-10m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE neutral to alkaline
USDA zone (lowest) 3   (down to -40°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Trees
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Linden trees (limes) are generally large, long-lived plants that can be found in broad avenues, in parks or in old villages. Small-leaved lime was declared our national tree of the Czech Republic in 1848 and it is a national tree of Slovakia and Slovenia, too. It is native to Europe and Caucasus where it thrives and makes large specimens where the tallest are documented.

Small-leaved lime is at least 15m tall and half as wide but in a couple of hundred years its size can double in large areas without root barriers. It makes rounded to broadly heart-shaped, finely toothed, deciduous, deep green leaves with greyish undersides. In autumn they turn yellow and orange-brown. In June appears a profusion of small, light yellow, fragrant flowers. They are melliferous but also allergenic.

Grow linden in full sun or partial shade. It likes moist but well-drained soil, preferably alkaline or neutral but it will withstand lightly acidic ground, too. It can take some drought but may get prone to pest and diseases on dry sites and loose leaves early. Stake young trees for at least three years from planting. Fully hardy to abt. -40 °C (USDA zone 3).

Last update 29-03-2021
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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