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Tilia platyphyllos

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
TIL-ee-uh plat-TY-fil-los
Description

Shade tree.

Flowers:  Frequent consumption of tea made with the honey-flavored flowers can cause heart damage.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tilia
    Species:
    platyphyllos
    Family:
    Malvaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to southwest Asia
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Tolerates wind, salt, air pollution and drought.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    Ribbed nutlet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies