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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
Caucasian lime Crimean lime
Tilia are deciduous trees with broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and pendulous clusters of fragrant yellow-green flowers, followed by conspicuous winged fruits
T. × euchlora is a large deciduous tree with spreading or arching branches and green young shoots bearing glossy deep green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Fragrant cream flowers may narcotise bees
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most moist soils and will tolerate hard pruning. Not susceptible to aphid infestation and is therefore free of sticky honeydew. Avoid exposure to cold drying winds
Propagation is not easy but to propagate by seed, sow stratified in containers outdoors in spring. Chip budding is the most appropriate method although care must be taken with the choice of rootstock
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids, horse chestnut scale, caterpillars, sawflies and gall mites may be a problem
May be affected by phytopthora root diseases
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