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Nimloth (tree)

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This article is about the White Tree of Númenor. For the wife of Dior Eluchíl, see Nimloth of Doriath.
The name White Tree refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see White Tree (disambiguation).
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"Tar-Miriel and Nimloth" by Juliana Pinho
Other namesWhite Tree
FamilyDescended from Galathilion
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Nimloth was the White Tree which grew in the King's Court in Armenelos of Númenor. It was brought as a gift by the Eldar from Tol Eressëa, in the form of a seedling from Celeborn as a symbol of friendship between the two races. Its blossoms appeared as the Sun set, and their perfume filled the night in Númenor's royal city.

Soon after S.A. 3262, it was cut down at the instigation of Sauron and its wood was used to light the first flames in the fire of the new religion which worshipped Melkor.

However, the night before Isildur stole a fruit from the tree and planted it in secret. The fruit grew into a seedling that Isildur carried to Middle-earth with him during the Downfall of Númenor. That seedling was planted in Minas Ithil, and was destroyed before the end of the Second Age. Its seedling in turn grew into the first White Tree of Gondor.

[edit] Etymology

Nim is Sindarin for "white", while loth is "flower"; its name means "white blossom".[1][2]

[edit] Genealogy

Made in the image of Telperion
First tree of Gondor (Minas Ithil)
Second tree of Gondor (Minas Anor)
Third tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)
Fourth tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"