Broad Leaf Lime Tree Saplings

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General Info Wildlife Value
Soil Acidic
Type Native, Screening

Tilia platyphyllos

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  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251+
40/60 cm Bareroot OUT OF STOCK £3.96OUT OF STOCK£3.42OUT OF STOCK£3.00OUT OF STOCK£2.76
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £4.44Out of Stock£3.55Out of Stock£3.11Out of Stock£2.88
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£4.02

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Large Leaved Lime Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee

The Large Leaved Lime tree, Tilia platyphyllos, is a large, vigorous native plant which is often used in city parks or roadsides. It responds well to regular pruning and it is very pollution tolerant. It has small, honey-scented flowers in early summer, before most other lime trees, which are great for bees. The aphids that live on this sap-rich tree will make a sticky mess on a car parked underneath the canopy, but they also provide food for other bugs and many birds. A wide range of caterpillars also likes this tree. It has large, heart-shaped dark green-leaved leaves. Mature trees can become very big when planted in the open, spreading into a 25-metre wide, 35-metre tall dome of intricate branches and a graceful, dark trunk that ends in prominent, python like-roots. Smaller branches sweep down close to the ground, providing plenty of shade. The dark green leaves have pale bellies and are famous for being very popular with insects, including the caterpillars of many moths and butterflies; the Lime Hawk-moth itself is one of Britain's most common large moths. Large Leaved Limes are not suitable for a clipped hedge but they make good, tall windbreak trees.

You can also buy the red-twigged lime, Tilia platyphyllos Rubra, from our nursery in large standard sizes.
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Large Leaved Lime saplings are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-April). All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground when planted.

History & uses of Tilia platyphyllos: 

This tree and the Small leaf lime, Tilia cordata, are the parents of the Common Lime tree, Tilia x europaea. The freshly burst spring leaves are edible. The young flowers can be infused into a naturally sweet tea, but be sure to only use them when they are new: older flowers can make you feel ill (always research this sort of thing yourself before trying). The fibres of the inner bark are excellent for making into cords & ropes.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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