“Tilia cordata Winter Orange has uniquely orangey red stems that glow firey orange throughout the winter. This beautiful tree is a new variety of the Small Leaved Lime Tilia cordata which was found as a seedling in the Netherlands in the 1970’s. It has the characteristic heart shaped leaves of its parent which are lime green throughout the summer time. Fragrant creamy white flowers appear in July.
In the autumn time the leaves are early to turn and fall, at which point they become a bright buttery yellow. Throughout the winter time this tree gives its most vivid display, when the red buds and orange shoots are the most prominent.
Tilia cordata Winter Orange is a medium to large tree with crown which is broadly oval at maturity. Being part of the Lime family, it is a tough performer, tolerating the rigours of the urban environment and a range of soil conditions including clay.”