Factsheet S04: Small leaved lime – Tilia cordata


The small leaved lime is a large tree with a spreading crown, growing to over 30m (100 ft), native to Europe including most of England and Wales. It is a woodland tree, often associated with ash, birches, field maple, hazel, English oak, wild cherry, wych elm and hornbeam. It is a very long-lived tree, with a normal span of 200-300 years; coppice stools may live much longer (see below). It is quite wind-firm and occasionally produces suckers.

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