Amur Linden Tilia amurensis

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Botanical Name:

Tilia amurensis

Family:

Malvaceae

Genus:

Tilia

Species:

amurensis

Common Name:

Amur Linden

Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Tilia amurensis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* Resembles T. cordata, which see, but has thin, scaly bark and slightly different leaves, sometimes with larger flower clusters, native to Manchuria and Korea.
* Prefers a good moist loamy alkaline to neutral soil but succeeds on slightly acid soils. Grows poorly on any very dry or very wet soil. Dislikes exposed positions. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade. Prefers a continental climate, growing more slowly and not producing fertile seed in areas with cool summers. Grows best in a woodland situation, young plants tolerate a reasonable level of side shade. more...
* Native to Korea and Russia, this linden (sometimes commonly called Amur linden) is a medium sized shade tree that typically grows to 50-75' tall. It is similar in appearance to Tilia japonica except, in the words of Flora of China, it has "smaller leaves and bracts and a shorter cyme." Acuminate, broad-ovate to ovate-orbicular, green leaves (to 2.5" long) have sharply serrate margins, cordate bases and generally glaucous undersides. Young leaves have some pubescence on vein axils underneath. Fragrant, pale yellow flowers in 3-20 flowered pendulous cymes bloom in late spring to early summer (June). Flowers give way to ovoid-globose nutlets that ripen in late summer. Nutlets are attached to narrow bract-like wings. Fall color is an undistinguished pale green to pale yellow. more...