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Tilia platyphyllos 50-100cm

Tilia platyphyllos 50-100cm

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Tilia platyphyllos, commonly known as large-leaved lime or broad-leaved lime, is an elegant and deciduous tree native to Europe. It is highly regarded for its impressive size, broad, heart-shaped leaves, and fragrant clusters of flowers. Here's a brief description and some cultivation tips for Tilia platyphyllos:

The large-leaved lime is a stately tree that typically reaches heights of 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters) with a tall, narrow crown that gradually broadens with age. Its leaves are large and heart-shaped, often measuring 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm) across, and they are dark green in color. In early to mid-summer, the tree produces fragrant, pale yellow to cream-colored flowers in clusters that attract pollinators like bees. These flowers are followed by small, spherical, and woody fruits that are not particularly ornamental. The large-leaved lime is often chosen for its aesthetic appeal, providing shade and beauty in parks, gardens, and urban landscapes.


  1. Location: Plant large-leaved lime in a location with full sun to partial shade. It thrives in well-lit areas but can tolerate some shade.

  2. Soil: This tree is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils. It prefers well-draining soils but can tolerate moderately moist conditions.

  3. Watering: Once established, Tilia platyphyllos is relatively drought-tolerant. Water regularly during the first couple of years after planting to help it establish a strong root system. Afterward, it can withstand periods of dryness.

  4. Pruning: Prune the tree as needed to maintain its shape and remove dead or damaged branches. Light pruning can be done during the growing season, but avoid heavy pruning, especially during hot weather.

  5. Fertilization: In most cases, large-leaved lime doesn't require heavy fertilization. If necessary, apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch away from the trunk to prevent moisture-related issues.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Large-leaved lime is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, monitor the tree for signs of stress or issues and address them promptly.

  8. Propagation: You can propagate Tilia platyphyllos from seeds or hardwood cuttings. Seeds should be collected in the fall and sown in a well-draining medium.

  9. Air Pollution Tolerance: Similar to other lime tree species, large-leaved lime is known for its ability to withstand urban conditions, including pollution, making it a valuable choice for city streets and parks.

Tilia platyphyllos is a majestic and adaptable tree that can provide shade, beauty, and fragrance to your garden or landscape. With proper care, it can thrive in various environmental conditions and become a cherished addition to your outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description. 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 50-100cm

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