The dried flowers make a refreshing tea substitute.A very good chocolate substitute is made from a paste of the ground fruits and flowers. Trials on marketing the product failed because the paste decomposes readily.
Layering in spring just before the leaves unfurl. Takes 1 - 3 years.Suckers, when formed, can be removed with as much root as possible during the dormant season and replanted immediately.
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A moderately fast growing and long-lived species in the wild. It prefers a continental climate, growing more slowly and not producing fertile seed in areas with cool summers. It is fairly susceptible to forest fires because it has a thin bark. Lime trees tend to hybridise freely if other members of the genus are growing nearby. If growing plants from seed it is important to ensure the seed came from a wild source or from an isolated clump of the single species[K]. Grows best in a woodland situation, young plants tolerate a reasonable level of side shade. Trees are usually attacked by aphids which cover the ground and the leaves with a sticky honeydew. Closely related to T. americana. Quite tolerant of root disturbance, semi-mature trees up to 5 metres tall have been transplanted successfully.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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