Silver Leaved Lime, Large Trees

Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Wet

Tilia tomentosa (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

£55.44

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Silver Lime Trees

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. 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 can reach a height of about 25-30 metres. 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.

For a specimen tree, we recommend the Weeping Silver Lime, Tilia tomentosa Petiolaris.

Did You Know? 

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.

There were suspicions that this species can kill bees, which famously get "drunk" on their nectar, which can make them pass out for a while. A 2017 review of the literature indicates that the death of bees near limes is not caused by the trees themselves, but rather a lack of alternatives around them in urban areas. Limes are very attractive to bees, who will continue to search their flowers for nectar when it is all but finished if there is not much else around.

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

  • 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

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • 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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