Tilia Europaea Pallida Pleached or Pleached Lime Trees.
Tilia Europaea Pallida, the common lime tree, is a quick-growing tree which is suitable for large-scale landscaping and for pleaching. These Pleached Lime Trees will fit in to an urban or country setting with equal ease. These specimens have been pleached and will create a dense, intertwined canopy pruned to an attractive boxy shape. To maintain the shape, pruning and weaving of the new growth can be done in winter when the lime tree is dormant.
Tilia Europaea Pallida has been used as a prestige landscaping tree for centuries. In Berlin, the avenue that runs from the Stadtschloss royal palace to the Brandenburg Gate is lined with these trees, prized for their majestic height and attractive pyramid shape. In spring, the heart-shaped leaves emerge, green with a yellowish underside. In June and July, small but fragrant creamy white flowers bloom in clusters, followed by small round fruits. In early autumn the leaves turn a deep yellow before falling to the ground earlier than the leaves of most other species. In winter the grey grooved bark and deep russet twigs add visual interest.
Hardy through most of the UK, these pleached Tilia Europaea Pallida trees will grow 25-50 cm a year. Plant these pleached limes in full sun, in any well-drained soil. They are wind resistant and can be planted in a sheltered or exposed position. They are very tolerant to pollution, making them a good choice for urban settings.
Particularilty Pleached Lime Trees are an excellent tree to line an avenue or roadway with broad grassy borders. As these are pleached clear stem trees, they are also suitable for above-fence screening, greatly enhancing privacy.
The common lime tree has been a stalwart of UK landscaping for centuries, and with its quick growth, majestic size, and potential for pleaching, Tilia Europaea Pallida continues to be popular today.
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