Tilia platyphyllos

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Growing Info

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 

Tilia platyphyllos is frequently planted as an ornamental tree in parks, or as a shade tree or a lawn tree. It has also been introduced in the US, specifically in New England.
This deciduous tree has heart-shaped, dark green leaves that can grow up to 5 inches long. It produces yellowish-white flowers in drooping clusters. The tree has an upright, rounded habit, similar to the Tilia cordata. However, Tilia platyphyllos varies in appearance and several cultivars are grown. While it is often used in Europe, where it is native, it is not as commonly found in the U.S.
In addition to its aesthetic value, Tilia platyphyllos has been used for its medicinal properties. Lime flowers, derived from this tree, have long been used as a popular domestic remedy for a number of ailments, particularly in the treatment of colds and other ailments where sweating is desirable.
Tilia platyphyllos is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree worldwide, particularly in temperate regions. Various cultivars are available, each with its own unique characteristics. Some examples include 'Aurea' with golden leaves, 'Fastigiata' with a columnar shape, and 'Rubra' with red twigs. The 'Rubra' cultivar has even received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
This species readily hybridizes with Tilia cordata, resulting in the Common Lime T. × europaea. Fossils of Tilia platyphyllos have also been found in the early Pliocene fossil flora of Turkey.
The wood of Tilia platyphyllos is used for carving, and almost all parts of the tree can be utilized for fodder, ropes, or firewood. In the Middle Ages, bast and honey were important products derived from Tilia, contributing to its status as a typical agroforestry tree during that time.
Overall, Tilia platyphyllos is a versatile and attractive tree that is valued for its ornamental, medicinal, and practical uses. Its broad leaves, fragrant flowers, and moderate growth rate make it a popular choice for various landscaping purposes.

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