Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' at Victoria Park

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Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
March 2015

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Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
mid May 2015

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Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
late June 2015

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Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' silvery underside of leaves
mid July 2015

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Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 15562 77029
Common name Silver pendent lime
Common name Weeping silver lime
Alternative name Tilia petiolaris
Origin Garden origin?
Deciduous Yes
Height 24M March 2015
Girth 321cm March 2015
Reference 143

This tree is located by the entrance to the yard in the north east corner of the park. A leakage of road salt stored within the yard in the mid 1990s caused significant damage to the tree on the side facing the yard.

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' bark

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' bark
March 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' foliage

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' foliage
mid May 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' foliage2

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' seeds & underside of leaves
mid July 2015

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' seed

Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris' seeds
early 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.