Red-Twigged Lime Trees

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General Info RHS AGM, Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic
Type Native, Screening

Tilia platyphyllos Rubra (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £89.94Sold out for the season£74.94Sold out for the season£69.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)

OUT OF STOCK

£46.20

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Tilia platyphyllos Rubra

Tilia platyphyllos Rubra, is a variety of the native Broad Leaved Lime with lustrous, ruddy red young stems and buds. It is a smaller, less vigorous tree than its parent, which makes it easier to maintain as a roadside tree where space it limited. In early summer, it produces lots of simple, sweetly scented white flowers that aren't very showy but which provide bountiful nectar for bees. The seeds are attached by a stalk to a modified leaf which spins around enough to carry them away from the parent tree when they fall; if seedlings appear on your lawn, just run over them with the lawn mower. Red-twigged lime doesn't have such a powerful suckering habit as other limes making it a better choice as a specimen tree. Like all lime trees it is very pollution resistant. Left to grow freely, this tree will spread out into a wide, pyramidal shape but it is very happy to be pollarded to restrict its size. Tilia platyphyllos rubra can reach a height of about 12+ metres.

Browse our variety of lime trees or our full range of trees.

Did You Know?  

Older books may list this tree as 'Corallina'. It is a naturally occurring variety, sometimes found in old woodland, and the trees that we grow are cloned vegetatively to ensure that they have a consistent colour and shape. You can make a tea from the first new flowers of the year, but do not use older flowers as they may make you feel sick. (Always this sort of thing carefully before actually doing it...)

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.

  • 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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