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The Weeping Silver Lime tree, Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris is a large, spreading tree with branches that droop at the ends. The dark green leaves have hairy, silver-grey undersides. Suitable for any fertile soil, especially heavy clay.
Weeping Silver Lime trees can reach a height of about 30 metres.
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How Standard Trees are Measured:
All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Weeping Silver Linden trees:
This big specimen tree has an impressive bell shaped canopy of sinuous branches that mostly begin to grow upright and then arch downwards as they mature, ending in shaggy heads of hanging shoots. The canopy isn't very dense and casts quite light shade. The two-tone leaves flutter beautifully in the wind and the silvery, downy hairs on the undersides make them less attractive to aphids than most other lime varieties. The autumn colour is a pale, bright yellow.
The flowers of Tilia petiolaris are gloriously scented, creamy white and open in mid summer. This is one of the linden trees with nectar that makes bees drowsy, so tread carefully when it is in flower!
History & uses of Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris
This tree was first identified in 1864 by Alphonse de Candolle and it was cultivated by nurseries from the 1880's. This tree has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit, although it is only suitable for a fairly large garden.
All the accessories you need to plant a large tree, i.e. any Ornamental Standard or Bush or Half-Standard fruit tree.
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