Description: An elegant medium to large tree with branches and new shoots. Broad finely toothed leaves are dark-green above and silvery white beneath. Produces sweetly-scented white flowers in mid-summer which are attractive to insects, though, happily, these are aphid free and do not cause “honeydew.
History: Native to Central China. Discovered by Augustine Henry in 1888 and introduced in 1900 by Ernest Wilson.
Tilia Growing Tips: Grows readily on light or heavy soils and will put up with temporarily soaking ground. Avoid growing in very dry conditions or exposure to very strong winds.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m