Largeleaf Linden, Big-leaf Linden, Bigleaf Linden, Cut-leaved Lime, Cut-leaved Linden Tilia platyphyllos
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Largeleaf Linden, Big-leaf Linden, Bigleaf Linden, Cut-leaved Lime, Cut-leaved Linden
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Spring sowing of unstratified seed will produce germination the next spring.
In a Nutshell:
* Tilia platyphyllos is a deciduous tree native to much of Europe , including locally in southwestern Great Britain , growing on lime -rich soils. The common name Large-leaved Linden is in standard use throughout the English-speaking world except in Britain, where it has largely (but not universally) been replaced by the name Large-leaved Lime . It is frequently planted as an ornamental tree in parks, or as a shade tree or a lawn tree. It has been introduced in the US (New England). more...
* Leaves to 5" long, heart-shaped, dark green, yellowish-white flowers in drooping clusters, of upright, rounded habit, like T. cordata, varies a good deal, and several cultivars are grown, often used in Europe, where it is native, but not common in the U.S.
Lime flowers are a popular domestic remedy for a number of ailments, especially in the treatment of colds and other ailments where sweating is desirable. more...