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(Henry's Lime) A rare tree, Tilia henryana has huge, ovate (shaped like an egg) leaves which are edged with bristle-like teeth and an eye-catching silvery-pink colour, as they unfold in spring.
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A rare tree, Tilia henryana has huge, ovate (shaped like an egg) leaves which are edged with bristle-like teeth and an eye-catching silvery-pink colour, as they unfold in spring. The second flush of growth, in late summer (called Lammas growth) is also silvery-pink and this contrasts beautifully with the mature green leaves.
Small clusters of creamy-white, fragrant flowers that are borne in profusion on mature plants in late summer. Tilia henryana is a lovely, slow growing garden tree.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Tilia henryana will produce larger leaves when sheltered from strong winds.
- Flowering Period: August - September.
- Flower Colour: Creamy white
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Tilia henryana eventually grows to be a medium sized branching tree with a rounded crown.
- Height: up to 15 m (50 ft)
- Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
- Notes: A superb ornamental tree, if we could only take ten trees of our choice to a temperate 'desert island', Tilia henryana would certainly be on our list!
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Medium
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Alkaline, Soil Type: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Flowering in Summer, Foliage - Blue/Silver, Honey Fungus Resistant, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual