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botanical name:
Tilia henyana
Tilia henyana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lime
family:  Malvaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 25.00m
width: 25.00m
growth rate: very slow
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 7
description:
A rare, medium-sized, attractive tree with large, broadly ovate leaves, edged with conspicuous bristle-like, soft teeth. Reddish tinged when young becoming bright green. Creamy-white flowers in autumn. Very slow-growing in cultivation.


cultivation:
Any reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to alkaline, in sun or part shade.
May be hard pruned if required, in winter or early spring.

other notes:
Introduced from central China by Ernest Wilson in 1901.

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