Limes are large handsome trees with bold foliage and are particularly well-suited to parkland planting. However, if you do not have room for an avenue of Limes, don't despair - some varieties of lime respond very well to pleaching (basically growing a hedge on stilts!) which is a super way of dividing a garden. We have a row of pleached limes around our car park here at the Plant Centre and it really is a fine sight in summer (even if we do say so ourserlves!) and we would be happy to advise on pruning. Limes love a good soil which is not too dry and grow particularly well on alkaline soil.
Grown in Yorkshire.
With a nursery of over 200 acres here in Pickering, in addition to roses, fruit trees and hedging we also grow a large range of ornamental and woodland trees. The species we offer vary from traditional woodland or native trees, to ornamental trees suitable for a small garden, offering a choice of blossom, foliage colour and berries to provide year round interest.
Giving specific height sizes for trees is a little like asking how long a peice of string is. Soil type, aspect and geographical location, as well as care and feeding, can make a huge difference to the ultimate height a tree can attain. As an example, we always find that the heights specified by the RHS (based in the south of the UK) are about 25% taller than we would expect the same tree to reach in Yorkshire. Instead we prefer to use the relative terms of 'small', 'medium' and 'large', to help you narrow down your choice. For more specific help, please email our team of professional nurserymen who will be only too happy to help. firstname.lastname@example.org