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Tilia henryana

Lime

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Although related to the common parkland lime, this is a much smaller tree that is ideal for the average garden because of its slow growth habit. The foliage is handsome with a glossy surface, serrated edges and a rough silvery underside. The leaves also colour well in the autumn for added interest. It can be pleached or pollarded if necessary to prevent it from becoming too large.

Family: Tiliaceae

Genus: Tilia

Species: henryana

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 2500cm

Spread: 1500cm


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