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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
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.

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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