Tilia Rubra

Tilia 'Rubra'

Red Twigged Lime

Considered a majestic tree the Tilia Rubra features highly unusual semi-erect red branches that boast heart-shaped mid-green leaves, which pale to yellow during autumn. It also produces pendulous clusters of fragrant yellow-green flowers. 
The tree is broadly columnar in shape, eventually becoming  tall and robust. Ensure ample space is given when planting, to give this wonderful tree enough room to grow and thrive.

Common Name: Red Twigged Lime
Botanical Name: Tilia platyphyllos ‘Rubra’
Family: Malvaceae
Soil: Moist, well-drained soil
Position: Plant in areas of full sun or partial shade
Flowering period: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow 
Hardiness: Hardy
Mature height: 15m
Mature Spread: 12m
Special features: Bright red branches that look very effective in a dormant winter garden

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