European Linden, Common Lime Tree
Tilia x europaea

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tilia (TIL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: x europaea
Synonym:Tilia intermedia
Synonym:Tilia x vulgaris
Synonym:Tilia intermedia

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 13, 2005, zsnp from Pensacola, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

This variety of linden tree does not grow in Florida. If you want to have one anyway, get a Silver Linden (Tilia tomentosa).

Gather a lot of flowers from a linden tree. Put the flowers in a bowl of water and boil. Remove the flowers, add sugar and drink the tea! This tea is very good especially when you have a flu or cold.

When taken as a hot tea, linden flowers act as a diaphoretic. Diaphoretics induce a mild fever, thereby helping promote the immune systems ability to fight infections. The fever usually does not go very high because the diaphoretic also causes sweating, which in turn cause the body to cool off. In Europe, linden has been used for the treatment of colds and cold-related coughs.

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