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Tilia cordata (Small-leaved Lime) – Bareroot


One of our native trees and indeed one of the tallest, reaching heights up to 130ft (40m), large pale to mid-green heart-shaped leaves. Yellow-white flowers, very attractive to bees appear in June and July. Can effectively create pleached hedging

Minimum order of 25 whips.


Tilia cordata, commonly known as the small-leaved lime or linden, is a deciduous tree celebrated for its elegant and compact nature, making it a popular choice for hedging purposes. Characterized by heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, pale yellow flowers that bloom in late spring, this tree adds aesthetic appeal to gardens and landscapes. Its dense foliage provides excellent privacy and serves as a natural windbreak. The small-leaved lime is valued not only for its ornamental features but also for its historical significance, as its wood has been traditionally used for carving and its flowers for herbal teas. As a hedging tree, Tilia cordata is appreciated for its ability to create a green boundary that is both visually pleasing and functional, enhancing the overall beauty and tranquility of outdoor spaces.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect



Partial shade;Full sun

Soil Type




Flowering Time




Pruning Time

Autumn;Early Spring

Ultimate Height

12+ metres

Ultimate Spread

8+ metres