From the southern part of Japan, Tilia kiusiana has proved its value as a small growing shade tree. It is slow growing however over time forms a good dense crown. Autumn colour is an added attraction with foliage turning a buttery yellow before dropping.
One of the smaller growing Tilias is Tilia kiusiana, reaching a height of around 8 – 10 m, this is a rare slow growing species from southern Japan.
White flowers in summer, a nice rounded crown and growing well in full sun to part shade, a lovely smaller garden tree.
This is not a tree that is widely available in Australia however a few specialist growers do carry them in a variety of pot sizes.
A humus rich well drained soil in a position sheltered from strong winds is best. Little to no pruning is required other than removal of damaged branches. Tilia kiusiana is regarded as reasonably drought tolerant once established.
WHOLESALE Tilia kiusiana
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.