Useful as a shade tree or ornamental Tilia henryana is a large tree with white fragrant flowers in spring and very large leaves. originally from China this is mainly grown as a shade tree with the added attraction of good foliage colour.
The leaves emerge a pink silvery bronze, and turn to an attractive green, and in late summer a second flush of growth emerges, this is a silver colour when new and the green of the mature foliage and the silvery new growth are most attractive.
Slow growing and best suited to a position protected from the wind Tilia henryana will eventually reach a height of of over 15m and up to 25m in the right conditions.
Also known as Henrys Lime or the Henry Lime, remember that new growth is a little frost tender. The foliage is ovate (egg shaped) with fine bristles on the edge.
Tilia henryana Care
A humus rich well drained soil in a position sheltered from strong winds is best. Frosts can be a problem in spring as new growth can be damaged. Little to no pruning is required other than removal of damaged branches. Tilia henryana makes a good specimen tree to a large garden or park.
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