Tree Information

Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Low

Dry Soil: High

Lime: Medium

Originally this was a Dutch selection of the species. It is a large tree (over 20 metres, 60 feet high) with a upright branches, and a broadly conical crown. It is very uniform in its growth and lends itself to be planted as an avenue or a specimen tree.

The leaves are on short leaf stalks so the canopy is compact and dense. The large, round, toothed leaves are dark green on their topside and silvery-white and felt-like beneath. The leaves are tough and as a result, are not attractive to aphids, so there is not a honeydew problem associated with this variety. When subjected to heat reflected from surrounding surfaces, the tree responds by curling its leaves, exposing their silvery undersides to reflect the heat away from the tree. This makes it a fantastic choice for planting in close proximity to infrastructure and within urban environments.

Tilia tomentosa ‘Brabant’ exhibits exceptional hardiness, tolerating most soil conditions and displaying robust drought tolerance once established. It handles windy environments well, including coastal regions, which is why it is highly rated as a strong urban tree. Additionally, its fragrant blossoms make it highly appealing to a variety of insects.

 

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Size

Large

10m high x 6m wide after 25 years

Environment

Great for urban planting and makes a great avenue or street tree. Also good for coastal planting.

Canopy

Upright habit, crown is uniform and dense.

Foliage

Large, rounded, sharply toothed, dark green above with silvery-white undersides. Yellow autumn colour. Aphid free.

Flowers

Flowers appear in summer and are fragrant and yellow.

Fruit

Small round fruits that are green to grey in colour.

Resilience

Suitable for all soil types, including clay, sand and loam. Will tolerate wind, frost and paved areas.

Wildlife

Fragrant flowers attract many insects and are great for bees and butterflies.

Available As:

Semi-Mature, Super Semi-Mature

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