'Love-heart’ Limes

Lime Pollards

Find the heart shaped leaves in this line of Common Limes. Can you spot any other limes in the churchyard?


  • Average height and spread may up to 39 metres by 8 metres.
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Leaves: Dark green, heart-shaped and coarsely toothed, growing between 6 –10cm in length. They are lopsided and lobed at the base.
  • Native to UK: Yes 

Did you know?

  • Lime trees provide valuable habitat and food source with their leaves and flowers attracting many species of insects including aphids, ladybirds, hoverflies, moths and bees.
  • Strongly aromatic flowers are produced in the summer months which makes a delicious sweet tea from dried Lime blossom
  • The line of limes in front of you have been pollarded. A recognised traditional form of management used originally to produce a crop of poles or even fodder for livestock, now more generally used to restrict the height and spread of trees.