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Tilia henryana

Lime

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height10m to 25m
  • Spread10m to 25m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourCream white shades
  • Leaf ColourRed tinged

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Central China

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).

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Seed in autumn, selected forms and hybrids by grafting in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Except for T.euchlora hybrid, trees are usually attacked by aphids, which cover growth and ground beneath with sticky honey-dew.

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