Tilia cordata

Small Leafed Lime


  • Masses of creamy lemon scented flowers in late spring.
  • Mid green, heart shaped leaves, turning yellow in autumn.
  • Ultimately a large and long lived tree at 10+m and 500 years.


  • Widely used as a tree for avenues and street plantings.
  • Attractive tree for large gardens and parks.
  • Flowers have many medicinal uses and leaves can be used in salads.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal and wind hardy.
  • Grows in dry to very moist soil conditions.
  • Prefers full sun to partial shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 3.0m 2.0m
10 year old tree 5.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   Europe

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