Tilia cordata 'Winter Orange'
small-leaved lime 'Winter Orange'
A selection of this medium-sized deciduous tree that has red buds and orange winter shoots. Leaf colour in autumn is butter-yellow. Small, fragrant creamy-white flowers are borne in spreading clusters in summer
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Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Spreading branched
Tilia are deciduous trees with broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and pendulous clusters of fragrant yellow-green flowers, followed by conspicuous winged fruits
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How to grow
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade; prefers alkaline to neutral soil but tolerant of acid conditions. Avoid very dry conditions and exposure to strong winds. Grow as free standing specimens or as avenue trees; may also be pleached. The flowers are attractive to bees
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildlife gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
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