|Tilia henryana subsp. var.||Henry's Lime|
Introduced to the West by Ernest Wilson in 1901, the tree grows to 25 m tall, its bark pale grey and fissured. The sea green leaves are cordate, < 10 cm long, with distinctive ciliate margins, and are borne on 3 - 5 cm petioles. The tiny pale, almost white, fragrant flowers appear in clusters of up to 20 in autumn. The tree grows very slowly in cultivation, and performs best in sheltered locations .
Pests and diseases
Two varieties are recognized, var. henryana and var. subglabra, principally distinguished by branchlets that are yellow, stellate tomentose, and glabrous, resp.
- ↑ Tang, Y., Gilbert, M. G., & Dorr, L. J. Tiliaceae, in Wu, Z. & Raven, P. (eds) (2007). Flora of China, Vol. 12. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, USA. ISBN 10-193-072340-7 
- ↑ White, J. & More, D. (2003) Trees of Britain & Northern Europe. Cassell's, London. ISBN 0-304-36192-5