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TILIA kiusiana

Commonly known as Lime

A large shrub or small tree which scarcely looks like a lime when first seeing its leaves. Highly scented flowers in August or September

Grafted £27.50 each

 

  • Deciduous - light green, toothed, ovate, birch-like leaves to 8cm (3in) long and 3cm (1¼in) wide, turning yellow before falling in autumn
  • White - creamy white
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - grows into a small, densely branched tree. Pendulous flowers
  • Tree
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - avoid very dry conditions.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - one of the last trees to flower. Wildlife plant - insects. An unusual lime rare in gardens
  • Pests & Diseases - gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, aphids (producing sticky honeydew), honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot
  • Place of origin - central and southern Japan
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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