Tilia endochrysea - dark purple-red leaves in spring

Tilia endochrysea

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(Chinese Lime) Tilia endochrysea is an exceptionally rare tree which has young leaves that emerge as a vibrant dark purple-red colour in Spring. 

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(flat fee for any number of plants
by courier to most of the UK*)

Standard: £7.95
Priority: £15
Click & Collect: 5% discount

*Surcharges apply for delivery to Highlands & Islands.
Standard shipping is shown as default
this can be changed during checkout.

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Tilia endochrysea is an exceptionally rare tree which has young leaves that emerge as a vibrant dark purple-red colour in Spring. The leaves are narrow and ovate (egg-shaped), up to 15 - 20 cm long once at their full size, turning to dark green in late spring as they age with a greyish-white underside.

Most suited to a sheltered position in sun or light, dappled shade. Avoid cold, exposed windy areas. Not a plant for instant gratification and best grown by experienced gardeners able to put the time into looking after it when young (protecting from late spring frost, etc)


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Tilia endochrysea is susceptible to late spring frost damage when they young leaves first emerge and should be planted in a south-west or west facing position ideally. Must protect af necessary when young!
  • Flowering Period: August - September.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Tilia endochrysea eventually grows to be a small to medium sized branching tree.
    • Height: up to 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
  • Notes: . Please be aware that Tilia endochrysea can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (8m - 15m), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Purple/Red

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