Tilia Henryana

 

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. Height of 25m and a spread of 25m after 20-50 years.

 

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

 

General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring