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Tilia henryana

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A rare tree, Tilia henryana has huge, ovate (egg-shaped) leaves edged with bristle-like teeth and an eye-catching silvery-pink colour, as they unfold in spring.

In late summer the second (Lammas) growth, also silvery-pink, together with small clusters of creamy-white, fragrant flowers on mature plants, contrast beautifully with the mature green leaves.

A lovely, slow growing tree.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Tilia henryana | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Tilia henryana | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Tilia henryana | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. Tilia henryana will produce larger leaves when sheltered from strong winds.
Flowering Period: August - September.
Flower Colour: Creamy white
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Tilia henryana eventually grows to be a medium sized branching tree with a rounded crown.
Height: up to 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Notes: A superb ornamental tree, if we could only take ten trees of our choice to a temperate 'desert island', Tilia henryana would certainly be on our list!

Plant Finder: about Tilia henryana

Common names



Tilia henryana (Lime). This species of spreading tree has broadly ovate glossy bright green leaves which are tinged red when young. The flowers are borne in late summer and early autumn with cream-white flowers in cymes.


They are fully hardy and require sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.

Interest and use

Grown for their small, fragrant, cup-shaped flowers and stately habit. Flowers attract bees (but can toxic to them in some cases).

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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