Silver Lime ‘Petiolaris’

The silver lime (Tilia tomentosa), also known as the silver linden, is characterised by its distinctive bark and impressive height. The bark of the silver lime is smooth and silvery-grey, creating an attractive contrast against the tree’s vibrant green foliage.

The Appearance

A large deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and heart-shaped leaves that are green on top and silvery-white underneath.


The Produce

The silver lime tree produces distinctive round, woody fruits commonly referred to as nutlets or drupelets. These small fruits are typically about 6 to 8 millimetres in diameter.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of fragrant, yellowish-white flowers in summer.


The Leaves

Each heart-shaped leaf is has serrated edges, and a soft, velvety texture, and the silver undertones lend an elegant and luminous quality to the overall appearance.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray when young, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in woodlands and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including bees, birds, and small mammals. The flowers are particularly attractive to pollinators.


The Culture

Historically valued for its timber and for the production of bast fiber. Also popular in ornamental landscaping.


Fun Facts

The Silver Lime is known for its beautifully scented flowers and attractive foliage, making it a popular choice for gardens and parks.

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