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Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Tree

Small Leaved Lime Trees
  • From £59.99 (ex VAT)
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A lovely tree with many similarities to the native small leaved lime; foliage is dark-green and heart shaped with buttery yellow autumn colour and small ivory white flowers in July that are highly fragrant and popular with bees. Greenspire is a slightly neater form reaching 10 x 5 meters in 20 years. Its head is still rounded in form but with more symmetry and a stronger leader.

Greenspire will grow well in any moist but well-drained soil in full or partial sun, some exposure will be tolerated. It is an ideal choice for avenue planting or used as an attractive single specimen.

AKA Tilia cordata 'Green Spire', Small leaved lime tree

  • Common name: Small leaved lime tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 10 x 5 meters
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Environmental benefits: High carbon storage, popular with bees
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade
  • Flowers: Ivory/white
  • Foliage: Green, yellow in autumn
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Planting Advice for Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Trees

Our pot grown Small-Leaved Lime trees can be planted at any time of the year. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree.

We recommend planting single stem Lime trees with a stake and tie kit. For single stakes, place the stake at an angle to avoid penetrating the rootmass and knock it in until it is firm. Use a buckle tie, placing the spacer between the stake and tree.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Price £59.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £59.99 (ex VAT)
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Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Ready by: 31st Aug 2021
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Form: Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth Supplied Size: approx 2.5-3.0m Root type: 28L pot Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Price £149.99 (ex VAT)
Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth approx 2.5-3.0m 28L pot £149.99 (ex VAT)
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Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Form: Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.0-3.5m Root type: 45L pot Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Price £179.99 (ex VAT)
Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth approx 3.0-3.5m 45L pot £179.99 (ex VAT)
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Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Price £189.99 (ex VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot £189.99 (ex VAT)
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Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 55L pot Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Price £199.99 (ex VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 55L pot £199.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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