Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: High

Lime: Medium

Tilia cordata ‘Streetwise’ is a medium to large tree raised at Hillier. It has an excellent form, is fast growing and is specifically bred to thrive in urban environments. An excellent choice for planting along streets and pavements.

When it was selected on our nurseries in 1980, it was conspicuous by its ‘well-behaved’ characteristics, ascending branches and even, robust branch structure. These coupled with a very healthy vigour set it apart from other seedlings. As the years progressed, these beneficial characteristics continued through to maturity and so it was introduced, formally to our range over the millennium. It rivals Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’ due to its strong branching unions, darker leaves and faster growing rate.

Like the rest of the species, the Streetwise small-leaved lime is attractive to bees and many other insects. It is aphid free and therefore does not suffer from honeydew. As a result, it is ideal for car parks, streets, and avenues. It is favoured by tree managers and specifiers for its robustness. and form. It is also a personal favourite of Hossein Arshadi, former Hillier Trees Director.

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Size

Medium/Large

10m high x 4m wide after 25 years

Environment

Ideal for urban settings, it makes a fantastic tree for street and avenue planting. It is equally impressive in carparks.

Canopy

Neat form with dominant leader and well-balanced crown.

Foliage

Heart shaped, dark green leaves. Aphid-free.

Clonal

Selected on our nurseries in 1980 by its ‘well-behaved’ characteristics, ascending branches and even, robust branch structure. These coupled with a very healthy vigour set it apart from other seedlings. As the years progressed, these beneficial characteristics continued through to maturity and so it was introduced, formally to our range over the millennium.

Flowers

Produces fragrant ivory flowers in late July.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Super Semi-Mature

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