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LARGE-LEAVED LINDEN
Tilia platyphyllos

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Photo Locations: Chico, CA, Sacramento, CA, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Has reddish brown young stems. Leaves are densely hairy beneath. Varieties include 'Aurea', 'Fastigiata', 'Laciniata', 'Orebro', 'Princes Street', 'Rubra', 'Tortuosa', and 'Tiltstone Filigree'. Tilia is very distinct because of its unique bracts attached to the fruit and flowers.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Much of Europe.

Family: Tiliaceae

Additional Common Names

LARGE-LEAVED LINDEN, LARGE-LEAVED LIME, BIGLEAF LINDEN

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 100 feet.

Width: 70 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Cordate to Ovate, Dark Green, Yellow, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Brown to Dark Gray, Furrowed or Ridged.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tilia platyphyllos Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 20, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tilia-platyphyllos >

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