Tilia Rancho has small and shiny heart-shaped leaves which are dark green on the surface and light green on the underside; the leaves of this cultivation are much smaller than the species and other cultivars such as ‘Greenspire’.
The creamy coloured, fragrant flowers appear in July and are a welcome addition to this attractive variety of native tree.
In the autumn time, the foliage turns a golden yellow.
Tilia cordata Rancho is smaller in stature than the species and the popular Small Leaved Lime variety ‘Greenspire’, however it is considered to have a neater crown, with ascending and mechanically strong branching angles.
At maturity, this tree produces a dense and conical habit which is extremely regular and tidy; making it a super choice for avenues.
Like all Lime trees, this tree performs well on most soils and will tolerate clay.
Common Name : Small leafed Lime
Latin Name: Tilia cordata 'Rancho'
Soil: Moist but well-drained soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering period/colour: June/ivory.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height/spread after 10 years: 6m
Special features: A hardy tree that supports most soil types, locations and conditions.