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Tilia henryana (Henry's lime)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
25m
Max height
25m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tilia henryana

Other names

Henry's lime, Henry's linden

Genus

Tilia Tilia

Species

T. henryana - T. henryana is a spreading, deciduous tree with broadly ovate, glossy, bright green leaves, red-flushed when young and yellow in autumn, brown-hairy beneath, and with long, bristly teeth. Clusters of small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers bloom in late summer and early autumn.


Tilia henryana is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Tree shape

Spreading

Flower

Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green, Flushed red in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Very susceptible to aphid infestation which produces sticky honeydew.

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Horse chestnut scale , Sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Horse chestnut scale , Sawflies

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation

Chip budding is the best method for propagation but care must be taken when choosing rootstock. Cold stratify seed for 3-5 months before sowing in spring in a cold frame. Alternatively, sow when ripe in autumn in a seed bed.

Propagation methods

Budding, Layering, Seed, Suckers


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Where to grow

Tilia henryana (Henry's lime) will reach a height of 25m and a spread of 25m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in any alkaline or neutral, moist but well-drained (but not dry) soil. Avoid exposure to cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Tilia henryana

Other names

Henry's lime, Henry's linden

Genus

Tilia Tilia

Species

T. henryana - T. henryana is a spreading, deciduous tree with broadly ovate, glossy, bright green leaves, red-flushed when young and yellow in autumn, brown-hairy beneath, and with long, bristly teeth. Clusters of small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers bloom in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Tree shape

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer; Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green, Flushed red in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Very susceptible to aphid infestation which produces sticky honeydew.

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Horse chestnut scale , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation

Chip budding is the best method for propagation but care must be taken when choosing rootstock. Cold stratify seed for 3-5 months before sowing in spring in a cold frame. Alternatively, sow when ripe in autumn in a seed bed.

Propagation methods

Budding, Layering, Seed, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tilia henryana (Henry's lime) will reach a height of 25m and a spread of 25m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in any alkaline or neutral, moist but well-drained (but not dry) soil. Avoid exposure to cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Tilia henryana (Henry's lime)

Common pest name

Japanese long scale; Japanese maple scale; Long scale; Japanese; Pear white scale

Scientific pest name

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Regulated only on Citrus at present; regulation on other hosts needs to be considered. Only likely to be a pest under glass in UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Tilia henryana (Henry's lime)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Tilia henryana (Henry's lime)

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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