TILIA henryana

Commonly known as Lime

A rare tree with huge ovate leaves which have pronounced bristles or teeth. Attractive and unusual flowers in the autumn
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TILIA henryana

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£35.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Deciduous
    Glossy, bright-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long, red-tinged when young and with long, bristle-like teeth.
  • White
    Creamy white.
  • Height
    To 25m (82ft)
  • Spread
    To 25m (82ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree. Produces clusters of up to 25 flowers 1.5cm (½in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Avoid very dry conditions and protect from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - one of the last trees to flower. Wildlife plant - insects.
  • Pests & Diseases
    gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, aphids(producing sticky honeydew), honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin
    central China.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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to 25m (82ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 25m (82ft)
 

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