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Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' winter bark colour
Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' (winter bark colour)
Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' in summer after being pollarded in the previous winter at 6ft tall.
Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' winter bark colour
Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' (winter bark colour)
Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' in summer after being pollarded in the previous winter at 6ft tall.

Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea'

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(Golden-stemmed Lime) An unusual tree with excellent winter colour, Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' has large green leaves and very attractive, golden greenish-yellow young shoots in winter which turn to olive green in the summer.

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An unusual tree with excellent winter colour, Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea' has large green leaves and very attractive, golden greenish-yellow young shoots in winter which turn to olive green in the summer.

This lime tree can be pollarded or coppiced each year for the colourful bark effect, which is also useful for reducing the end size, making it more suitable for smaller gardens.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: August - September.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Tilia platyphyllos 'Aurea'  can be coppiced yearly to keep it small and shrubby but will eventually grow to be a large tree with a rounded crown if left unpruned.
    • Height: 25 m (82 ft)
    • Spread: 20m (65 ft)

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Tree - Large (15m+)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Not Fussy
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, Ornamental Bark

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