SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Chico, CA, Sacramento, CA, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
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.
Additional Common Names
LARGE-LEAVED LINDEN, LARGE-LEAVED LIME, BIGLEAF LINDEN
Erect with a High Canopy.
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, Golden or Yellow or Orange, 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.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Shade Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tilia platyphyllos Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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