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Tilia platyphyllos (Large-Leaved Linden)

Large-Leaved Linden, Large-Leaved Lime, Largeleaf Linden, Broad-Leaved Lime, Bigleaf Linden


Tilia platyphyllos (Large-Leaved Linden) is a large deciduous tree of densely broad-pyramidal habit boasting round-ovate, medium to dark green leaves, up to 5 in. long (12 cm), turning pale yellow in the fall. In early summer, small, fragrant creamy-white flowers are borne in drooping cymes. Rich in nectar, they are highly attractive to bees. The blossoms are followed by small nutlets that ripen in late summer. A beautiful shade, street or lawn tree. Tolerant of heavy pruning, Large-Leaved Linden may be grown as a hedge.

  • Grows up to 60-80 ft. tall (18-24 m) and 30-50 ft. wide (9-15 m).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained loams.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew, leaf spots and cankers.
  • Native to Europe, southwestern Asia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 6
Heat Zones 1 – 6
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Tilia - Lindens
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 60' – 80' (18m – 24m)
Spread 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 6
Heat Zones 1 – 6
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Tilia - Lindens
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 60' – 80' (18m – 24m)
Spread 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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