Large, deciduous tree which may grow to a great age.
A tree for roads or parks, but in small gardens it is suitable for pleaching. Such clipped trees provide ideal natural protection against the sun; in summer they will keep the house cool and in winter they will not take away too much light.
Any standard garden soil, not too wet.
From, by grafting, or from .
Tilia cordata, small-leaved lime: Height to 20 m; pointed circular, heart-shaped at the base, the reverse blue green and covered in small bundles of hairs. Tilia platyphyllos, large-leaved lime: Height to 30 m; circular to oval leaves with a short point, dull green on the upper surface, the reverse pale green and downy, especially along the veins. Greatly subject to . There are several forms differing in habit and foliage.