Tilia americana at Victoria Park

Tilia americana 0

Tilia americana
March 2015

Tilia americana 1

Tilia americana
mid May 2015

Tilia americana 2

Tilia americana
early May 2016

Grid reference ST 15383 76926
Common name American lime
Common name American basswood
Common name American linden
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2013
Height 22.5M March 2015
Girth 249cm March 2015
Reference 150

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.

Tilia americana bark

Tilia americana bark
March 2015

Tilia americana leaf

Tilia americana leaf
mid May 2015

Tilia americana leaf2

Tilia americana leaf
mid May 2015

Tilia americana leaf3

Tilia americana leaf with gall mite
mid May 2015

Tilia americana leaf4

Tilia americana leaf
mid July 2015

Tilia americana seed

Tilia americana seed
mid July 2015

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.