Tilia platyphyllos Rubra is a broadly columnar upright tree that won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. Its a large leaved Lime whose young shoots are bright red-brown, which look particularly stunning in late winter. The large green leaves turn golden brown in autumn. Like all Limes it will tolerate most soil conditions well but does require space to reach its full glory. For those planting schemes with less space, this tree is a good choice for pleaching or pollarding to exaggerate this trees brightly coloured stems.