Japanese Lime Tree
Tilia kiusiana

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tilia (TIL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: kiusiana (key-oo-see-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 24, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Lovely, elegant, charming, sophisticated, graceful, petite, and well-perfumed: altogether a class act. If lindens were stars of Turner Classic Movies, Tilia kiusiana would be Audrey Hepburn.

It's smaller than other lindens in all its parts, with a shorter stature and smaller leaves and flowers. Even its seeds and their bract/parachutes are diminutive. It has a pleasing pale creamy pink exfoliating bark that reminds me of a river birch.

The effect is, well, dainty and refined. The French would call it "mignon".

The sweetly fragrant flowers bloom in late summer into September.

It's slow growing and reaches a maximum of 20-30' tall. The habit is upright, single-trunked, and symmetrical, well branched all the way to the ground. Limbe... read more