Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive
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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 small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Tilia insularis
Korean Lime tree

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54deg 34.882N
5deg 55.979W
The Korean lime 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 and tidy shape and the 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.

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2007. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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