|"Tar-Miriel and Nimloth" by Juliana Pinho|
|Other names||White Tree|
|Family||Descended from Galathilion|
|Gallery||Images of Nimloth|
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.
Nimloth is Sindarin for "White Blossom", from nim ("white") + loth ("flower").
Destroyed by Morgoth and Ungoliant
|Galathilion on Túna|
Made in the image of Telperion
|Celeborn of Tol Eressëa|
|Nimloth of Númenor|
|First Tree of Gondor (Minas Ithil)|
S.A. 3320 - 3429 (planted by Isildur)
|Second Tree of Gondor (Minas Anor)|
T.A. 2 - 1636 (planted by Isildur)
|Third Tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)|
T.A. 1640 - 2872 (planted by Tarondor)
|Fourth Tree of Gondor (Minas Tirith)|
Since T.A. 3019 (planted by Elessar)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry "Nimloth (1)"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entries nim, loth