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Tilia platyphyllos Scop. is a deciduous tree belonging to the family of Tiliaceae.




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Tilia platyphyllos Scop., also known as Large-leaved Lime is a deciduous Tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.

Overview of Tilia platyphyllos Scop.

• Tilia platyphyllos is native to much of Europe, including locally in southwestern Great Britain, growing on lime-rich soils.
• It is frequently planted as an ornamental tree in parks.
• It is used as a shade tree or a lawn tree.
• It has been introduced into New England in the United States.
• T. platyphyllos can grow up to a height of 40 m.
• The reddish-brown young stems later develop dark grey bark with fine fissures and furrows.
• The branches spread upwards at wide angles.
• The twigs are reddish-green and slightly pubescent.
• The foliage consists of simple, alternately arranged leaves.
• This tree has larger leaves which are about 6 to 9 cm.
• They are ovate to cordate and mid to dark green above and below.
• The autumn foliage is yellow-green to yellow.
• The small, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers are arranged in drooping.
• The hermaphroditic flowers have 5 sepals and 5 tepals.
• The flowers are pollinated by bees.
• The fruit is a small and round.
• The fruit has a diameter of 1 cm or less.
• It has a woody shell with 3-5 ridges.

Scientific Classification of Tilia platyphyllos Scop.

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Rosids
• Order : Malvales
• Family : Malvaceae
• Genus : Tilia
• Species : T. platyphyllos

Growing/Caring conditions for Tilia platyphyllos Scop.

• Dig a hole.
• This hole should be as deep as the linden tree sapling’s root ball.
• Use a shovel and make the hole wider than the root ball.
• This should be more by 8 to 12 inches.
• Turn over the soil inside the hole with the shovel.
• Mix it with compost.
• Compost adds nutrients to the soil leading to growth into a healthy tree.
• Place the linden tree carefully in the center of the hole.
• Fill around the root ball with several inches of soil mixed with compost.
• The tree should stay upright.
• Do not completely fill the hole.
• Saturate the soil around the tree with water.
• Allow the soil to absorb the water fully.
• Add more soil to fill the rest of the hole.
• Cover the area around the linden tree with 2 inches of mulch.
• This will protect the tree’s roots.
• Do not let the mulch cover the tree trunk.
• It will also discourage or prevent fungus, disease, rot or insect infestation.
• Fertilize the linden tree each spring and throughout the growing season.
• Prune the linden tree each autumn.
• Remove any diseased or dead branches with pruning shears.





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