TILIA chenmoui

Commonly known as Lime, Linden

Recently introduced Chinese lime. Narrow silver-green leaves and cream flowers
  • Deciduous
    Variable, broadly to narrowly ovate, pointed, sparsely toothed leaves to 16cm (6¼in) long, with strongly oblique and sometimes heart-shaped bases. Tufts of brown hair in the leaf axils
  • Yellow
  • Height
    20m (65ft)
  • Spread
    15m (49ft)
  • Tree
    Tall tree with a half-rounded or slightly conical crown. Produces compact cymes to 3cm (1¼in) across of 10-15 long-stalked flowers
  • 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

TILIA chenmoui

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    T. tuan var. chenmoui. No distinct difference from the species
    Pests & Diseases
    Gall mites on leaves, scale insects on bark, aphids(producing sticky honeydew), honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot
    Place of origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
20m (65ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)

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