Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' 0

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
February 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' 1

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
mid May 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' 2

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
early October 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' 3

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 18628 78750
Common name Silver pendent lime
Common name Weeping silver lime
Alternative name Tilia petiolaris
Origin Garden origin?
Deciduous Yes
Height 27M February 2015
Girth 292cm February 2015
Reference 99

This tree is thought to be part of the original planting of the park. It is to be found at the northerly end close to Ty Draw Road.

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' bark

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' bark
April 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' leaf

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' leaf
mid May 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' foliage

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' leaves & fruit
mid July 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' flower

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' flowers
late July 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' flower2

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' flowers
early August 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' leaf2

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' leaves & fruit
mid October 2015

General tree description

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' has a rounded crown and pendulous branches, and can reach 30 to 40 metres in height. Its origin is unknown but is thought likely to be a hybrid of Tilia tomentosa with another Tilia species. It has large, heart shaped leaves 5 to 12cm long, dark green above and silvery pubescent underneath. Richly fragrant pale yellow or creamy white flowers appear in clusters in summer. The fruits are light green, 8 to 10mm and five-angled.