Also known as the 'Small Leafed Lime' and Little Leafed Linden, Tillia cordata is a deciduous tree, however in winter its barks adds a little colour that is appreciated on the long dull days. Although they are often refered to a lime trees, however they are not related to the fruiting type.
Tillia cordata Varieties
Both Tillia cordata and Tillia americana are popular species in this group of hardy deciduous trees that are well suited to difficult growing conditions. It is the named cultivars of Tillia cordata that recieve the most attention.
- Tillia cordata 'Greenspire' is a good shade tree with uniform shape, and will reach around 15m in height. A good pyramidical habit and copes well in most situations as long as drainage is adequate. The growth rate is fast, and the leaves are a little smaller than the species. Masses of flowers in spring attract bees and other beneficial insects.
- Tillia cordata 'Winter Orange' is a cultivar developed for its colorful barck, patches of orange break up the dull grey.
- Tillia cordata 'Streetwise' has an excellent habit and is popular with landscapers in commercial areas including car parks.
Tillia cordata Care
In a position proted from strong winds and with adequate water Tillia cordate requires very little care. However as most are container grown they do need a little help to settle in.
- Prepare the soil well by weeding and digging in some well rotted compost.
- Plant the tree and stake it. Staking ensures that the root system does not move around in the wind and is allowed to deveop properly.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertilizer.
- Mulch around the tree to keep the weeds down and help maintain a cool moist root run.
Tillia area available for sale from the following nurseries.
CHEW VALLEY TREES - Tel: 01275 333 752
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ
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