Hanging Silver Lime

Hanging Silver Lime | Tilia petiolaris or tilia tomentosa pendula

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How beautiful can a tree be. This Lime has been able to grow freely for years to the size it is now. Originally there were two, but one has died from a fungus.

The tree is a cross between a Tilia tomentosa and another unknown Lime species. The tree is not native to the Netherlands but comes from southeastern Europe and western Asia.

For unknown reasons, this beautiful park tree is still rarely cultivated. Presumably, the drooping branches are the problem. The tree often has to be crowned high to be able to drive under it. It can become a tall tree of 25 meters and higher. The tree remains relatively narrow at 10 meters. The tree is the last of all Lime trees to bloom. The tree blooms sometime in June/August.

Its nectar or pollen is said to be poisonous to bees. The white-grey underside of the leaf gives the tree an attractive appearance.

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