|Grid reference||ST 15383 76926|
|Common name||American lime|
|Common name||American basswood|
|Common name||American linden|
|Origin||East North America|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2013|
|Height||22.5M March 2015|
|Girth||249cm March 2015|
This tree can be found against the west railings, just north of Bernard Avenue.
The red tubular growths (nail galls) seen on the upper side of a few of the leaves are caused by the gall mite, Eriophyes tiliae.
General tree description
Tilia americana is a medium-sized to large tree, with a narrow dome, up to around 24 metres tall. It has dark grey bark, coarse and furrowed on mature trees. The leaves are large and roundish-ovate, typically 10 by 10cm but may be up to 30cm long and almost as broad. They are coarsely toothed, green and glabrous above and beneath, turning yellow-brown in autumn. The flowers are yellowish white, in pendulous clusters, opening mid summer. They are followed by small, woody fruits.