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Lilac broadleaf. Description and photos

Lilac broadleaf. Description and photos

The tree belongs to the Lipov family, referred to as Tibiae( Tilia platyphyllos) or broadleaf. The folk name is a luther or a bastard. Broadflower linden grows in Asia, North America and Europe. Loves bright places, fruiting soil and moderate watering.

The maximum height of a tree is 35 meters. On average, lives about 600 years. Propagation of linden by planting seeds.

Description of broadleaf linden

A rather large tree, can gain a height of 35 meters. The crown is very dense, similar to a pyramid or dome. The root system with age becomes very powerful. The structure of the trunk is straight with a thin, smooth bark of light gray. In an adult tree bark becomes boring shade and cracks appear. Young branches have a reddish-brown color, velvety.

Leaves of a peculiar form, in the form of a heart with different sides and exacerbation at the top. From above they are dark green, and from below it is lighter. Each young leaf has pairs of seams with a reddish tinge, but they do not hold on for a long time. On the back of the sheet is a bundle of hairs.

Lilac broadleaf. Description and photos

Blossoms in summer, in July, with beautiful, fragrant flowers. Each of them is collected in inflorescences with 5 pieces of light yellow color. The bloom tree is about 10 days. The fruits ripen in the middle of autumn - this is a flywheel with a nut in a dense shell.

Livestock grows fast, frost is not afraid. Soil prefers good and fertile. To shaded places is placed calmly, but more like a lot of light, well tolerates drought. Within the city it is alright. Cutting and pruning does not hurt her. It can last a long time - up to 600 years. There is a linden with different decorative forms.

A similar tree grows on the territory of Southern and Northern Europe, on the territory of Ukraine. In the mixed forests of Russia, it can also be found, more in the European part of the country, up to the Ural Mountains. Large territories occupy the middle Volga region and are distributed in Bashkortostan. Occurs in the Crimea and the Caucasus. Grows individually and grouped. May grow on a steep surface, rocks and slopes. Under it the soil improves. It fits perfectly with other deciduous trees, conifers and different shrubs.

Lilac broadleaf. Description and photos

Lilac lazulist looks great in landscape design with landscaping of urban recreation areas. Can be used as a hedgehog or for boskets. Flowers of its linden leaves and inflorescences are widely used for medical purposes.