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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Light green, 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

TILIA kiusiana

 

 

  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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