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Care of the plant Tilia oliveri or Chinese White Lime.

Care of the tree Tilia oliveri or Chinese White Lime

The genus Tilia, family Malvaceae, includes 30 species of trees and shrubs native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Tilia oliveri, Tilia tormentosa, Tilia platyphyllos, Tilia americana, Tilia cordata, Tilia mongolica, Tilia amurensis, Tilia japonica.

Common names: Chinese White Lime, Oliver's Lime, Oliver's Linden. This species is native to central China.

They are deciduous trees with an elegant dome-shaped crown that reach 25 meters (82 feet) in height. The leaves are oval-rounded in shape, dark green on the top and silvery on the underside, and have a toothed margin. They produce scented but small whitish flowers. They bloom in summer.

They are used as isolated specimens in large gardens and in public parks. They are not recommended for Mediterranean climate gardens.

The Tilia oliveri needs full sun or light shade exposure and a temperate and humid climate. They resist frost well.

The soil can be normal garden soil with a bit of organic matter.

Water regularly so that the substrate does not dry out completely. They do not resist drought.

Fertilize with compost or manure in the fall.

Prune after flowering to remove dry branches.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in nurseries. 

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Tilia oliveri
Tilia oliveri
Tilia oliveri