Henry's Lime, Henry's Linden
Tilia henryana

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tilia (TIL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: henryana (hen-ree-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Veined

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 10, 2005, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a rare and choice lime. It is very slow growing and its eventual height is fairly small at around 25'. It flowers in august and september providing welcome food for bees at this time of year with its honey-scented blooms.
However it is the leaves that provide the major interest. They are large and strongly toothed with a pleasing translucency. They colour well in autumn, some specimens having a bright pinky red margin to their leaves at this time. The young shoots and leaves have a velvety texture and are flushed with russet.