Tilia Cordata Roelvo

 

A Dutch selection that is more slender than that of the species. The crown is narrow pyramidal at first but broadens with age. Trunk is dark brown and grooved with the young twigs being a green to reddish brown. Bright green leaves have a heart-shaped base and taper to an abrupt point at the top. Produces pungent flowers in early summer, growing in short umbels. Followed by fairly small fruit that are first grey and felt-like and later bare. Narrow manner of growth makes it excellent for streets and avenues. Height 12 – 15 m.

 

Plant in fertile well drained soil, shelter from strong winds. Full sun / partial shade. Hardy. Fairly resistent to aphids.

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring