Tilia platyphyllos Rubra is a super variety of the Large leaved Lime, Tilia platyphyllos, which has young shoots that are bright red-brown in colour.
This tree has large green leaves which turn golden brown in the autumn time. It is notable due to the appearance of its young shoots that are bright brown-red and looks particularly stunning in late winter.
This quality makes this tree a great choice for tier pleaching as the fresh growth is so striking and the regular pruning enhances this trees most attractive feature. For similar reasons, this tree is also a good subject for subjecting to a pollarding regime.
Tilia platyphyllos Rubra is a fairly columnar tree which has a more upright shape than the species and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. Like all Limes it will tolerate most soil conditions well but does require space to reach its full glory.
This medium to large tree is a great choice for avenue planting, also making a stunning and stately individual specimen for parkland and large gardens. For those planting schemes with less space, this tree is a good choice for pleaching or pollarding to exaggerate this trees brightly coloured stems.
Mature height: 15-20m
|Species||:||Tilia platyphyllos Rubra|
|Common Name(s)||:||Lime, Linden, Red Twigged Lime|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree Features||:||Coloured Bark|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Winter Interest|
|Growth Rate||:||Slow Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Woodland Sites, Avenue Trees, Parkland Trees|
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