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Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: High

Lime: Medium

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ is an American selection, introduced to the market in 1961 by Princeton Nurseries, USA. It boasts leaves that are slightly larger than those of the species. These are heart shaped, and have bluish-green undersides. It’s branches grow in a uniform and ascending manner, making it an excellent choice for creating avenues.

In early summer, the tree produces flowers in short umbels, which are great for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Small fruit follows late summer and are grey and furry. Like the species, it is resistant to aphids and the associated honeydew.

Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 2020, affirming its horticultural excellence.

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Size

Medium/Large

10m high x 6m wide after 25 years

Environment

Ideal for avenues, streets and coastal planting.

Canopy

A uniformed broadly pyramidal selection.

Foliage

Heart-shaped with bluish-green undersides.

Bark

Dark brown bark becoming tinged with red as it matures.

Flowers

Fragrant ivory flowers in late July.

Fruit

Grey berries are originally furry, but become bare.

Resilience

Likes any soil type, including dry. Will tolerate drought, wind, and frost.

Wildlife

Great for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Super Semi-Mature

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