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botanical name:
Tilia platyphyllos
Tilia platyphyllos © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Large-leaved Lime, Large-leaved Linden, Tilleul de Hollande
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 30.00m
width: 20.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: cream
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 2 to 8
description:
Large, tall growing broad-headed tree. Rounded to broadly ovate, deep green leaves, paler and hairy underneath. Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Pendant cymes of pale yellow flowers in summer, followed by winged fruits.

cultivation:
Any reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to alkaline, in sun or part shade. Reaches about 8m. in 10 years.
May be hard pruned if required, in winter or early spring.

propagation:
By seed.

usage:
Good for shelterbelts.
The flowers are used to make Linden Tea, a pleasant drink highly valued for its medicinal benifits. Very popular in France where it is known as tilleul.

other notes:
British native tree.

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