Tilia cordata Greenspire, is a narrow variety of the native Small Leaved Lime tree with a teardrop shaped canopy is a medium sized, upright, neatly cone-headed tree that produces sweet scented flowers in spring which are adored by bees. The heart-shaped, glossy green leaves have a pale underside. Like all limes it is vigorous plant and tolerates most soild, locations and conditions. Lime trees are especially useful in damper, heavier soils which they especially enjoy. Because of its neat shape, Tilia cordata Greenspire is ideal for roadside planting so is an excellent avenue tree and makes a perfect formal planting either side of a drive. Greenspire Linden trees can reach a height of about 15 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.
History & uses of Tilia Greenspire
This tree is was bred in Boston and released in 1961. It was adapted from the cultivar Tilia cordata 'Euclid'.