Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive
This is one of a series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens compiled by the Friends group. The tree tag number relates to the BCC black tree maintenance tags, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Tilia amurensis Rupr. var. amurensis
Korean lime tree
Black tag 149
The Korean lime (previously Tilia insularis) forms a small to medium sized tree (40 to 80ft). It comes from South Korea and was introduced to horticulture by Ernest Wilson in 1919, but is still rare in cultivation. Its smaller size and tidy shape and fragrant flowers make it a better choice for a small garden than the European lime. The latter has the habit of producing an untidy bush of shoots at the base of the trunk.
The Botanic Gardens tree is planted beside the boundary with Colenso Parade.
Tilia amurensis var. amurensis in Belfast Botanic Gardens
Branch of Tilia amurensis var. amurensis
Leaf shape of Tilia amurensis var. amurensis
Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2007. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.
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