Found growing wild in South-east Europe and South-west Asia, the silver lime gets its common name from the hairy, white undersides of the dark green leaves. It makes a broad, columnar tree and produces fragrant, white flowers in summer. Dry nut-like fruits follow in autumn. It makes a beautiful tree to grow in an avenue or as a free-standing specimen. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Limes prefer neutral to alkaine soil, although they will tolerate acidic conditions. Shelter trees from strong winds.
Plant type: Deciduous tree
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Fruit, Scented flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Flowering period: June to September
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