Tilia cordata 'RANCHO'

Tilia cordata
Tilia cordata 'RANCHO'
small-leaved linden, lime
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
USUAL HEIGHT 8-12m
USUAL WIDTH 4-6m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE neutral to alkaline
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
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.

Rancho is a small-leaved linden variety sought-after for its slow growth and much smaller size in maturity. It was bred by Edward Scanlon from Olmsted Falls in Ohio, USA, and introduced in 1961. It makes dense canopies with branches growing at an angle of 30-45 ° making the canopy almost impenetrable. Its habit is narrowly conical in young trees and becomes oval with age. Ultimate height usually does not exceed 8 m in gardens and 12 m in parks, and its spread is roughly half this size. Linden is a long-lived tree.

Leaves are deciduous, rounded to broadly heart-shaped, finely toothed, medium green, and in autumn they turn yellow and amber orange. In June appears a profusion of small, light yellow, fragrant flowers. They are melliferous but also allergenic. Linden honey is a famous and typical Czech product and is supposed to be one of the best not only because it tastes good but also for its medicinal use.

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 21-11-2022
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Tilia cordata 'RANCHO' height of stem 190-200 cm, girth 10-12 cm
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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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