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Silver Lime Trees - Large Standards - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
The Silver Lime tree, Tilia tomentosa is a large, spreading tree with an upright, uneven but generally rounded canopy. The dark green leaves have hairy, silver-grey undersides. Suitable for any fertile soil, especially heavy clay.
Silver Lime trees can reach a height of about 25-30 metres.
You can also buy the Weeping Silver Lime, Tilia petiolaris from our nursery..
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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 Silver Linden trees:
The Silver Leaved Lime is a beautiful member of the Lime family, with a magnificent round head. It is completely hardy, but is a comparative rarity in the UK as it only sets viable seed in warmer parts of the country. It is in flower in July to August and its white, sweet smelling flowers are narcotic to bees, who can often be found passed out underneath its branches.
Silver Lime trees prefer good, fertile loam, but they are not fussy and will grow in almost any soil except a bog. It is not a good tree for a windy site, where it will get blown into a ragged shape, but it is quite happy in partial shade.
Unlike most other lime trees, the Silver Lime hardly ever produces suckers. It transplants very well and like all limes it is pretty resistant to honey fungus.
History & uses of Tilia tomentosa:
This tree was probably first introduced to Britain in the 1760's. It was named by Professor Conrad Moench of Marburg, Germany. 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.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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