Greenspire Lime / Linden, Large Trees

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General Info RHS AGM
Shade Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry, Wet
Type Native, Screening
Ornamental Fragrant
Flowering Jun, Jul

Tilia cordata Greenspire (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of stock for the season £89.94Out of stock for the season£74.94Out of stock for the season£69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
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Tilia cordata Greenspire: Bareroot Lime / Linden Trees in Standard Sizes

Greenspire is a narrow variety of the native Small Leaved Lime with a teardrop-shaped canopy. A medium-sized, upright, neatly cone-headed tree that reliably maintains a single leading stem, perfect for large scale planting in urban areas or lining a driveway. It produces sweet-scented flowers in spring, adored by bees. The heart-shaped, glossy green leaves have a pale underside.

Like all limes, it is vigorous. It can reach a height of about 15-20 metres.

Browse our other Lime tree (Tilia) varieties or our full range of trees.


Delivery season: Lime trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: 15-20m
  • Soil: Any well drained, mildly acidic to alkaline soil.
  • Use: Wide avenues, parks, large gardens, near the coast
  • Colour: Yellow-cream flowers in June-July, strong aroma
  • Responds well to hard pruning
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Greenspire Lime Trees

Extremely tough and undemanding, they thrive best on alkaline soils, but mildly acidic soil is fine. They are happy in heavy, compacted clay with paving around them: a town planner's best friend.
They tolerate partial shade well, and are recommended for exposed locations; they won't grow right on the beach, but tolerate salt winds. When established, they are drought tolerant.

Limes respond very well to pruning, and are perfect for pollarding.

Did You Know?

This tree was bred from the cultivar T. cordata Euclid and an unknown German linden at Princeton Nurseries in Boston and released in 1961.

Pretty much all the Tilia species grown in the UK are on the RHS Plants for Pollinators list apart from (at the time of writing) T. cordata: this has to be an oversight.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but 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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