A large native tree with a dense conical crown. The leathery, glossy dark-green leaves are a blue-green colour underneath, and have yellow autumn colours. Yellow flowers, with a sweet fragrance, appear in mid-summer, attracting bees and insects. Preferring sunny to semi-shaded areas, this elegant tree tolerates heat, frosts and drought. Good for topiary, the Small-Leaved Lime is less susceptible to aphids than the Broad-Leaved Lime.
Fruit: Produces is small, rounded and smooth fruit. Sugar can be made from the trees sap and bee keepers use it for nectar.
Timber: The timber is fine textured and resistant to splitting and does not warp. It is used for turning and carving. The bark fibres are used to produce ropes.
Soil Types / Habitat: It tolerates most soil types. It will grow in most places except wet and exposed sites. Often grown down avenues.