Native to Korea and Russia, this linden is a medium sized shade tree that typically grows up to 22 m 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 (8 cm 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.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained loams, but adapts to a wide range of soil conditions. Good tolerance for urban conditions.
Information source: www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.
Genus - Tilia
Species - Amurensis
Common name - Amur Linden
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 7
Height - 15 - 22 m
Spread - 9 - 15 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Shade tree, lawn tree or street tree. Good specimen.
Bloom season - June - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White - yellow
1. Soak the seeds for a few hours in warm water.
2. Mix the seeds with moist vermiculite or sterile sand, place in the zip-bag. Close it and gently shake to distribute the seeds through the starting medium.
3. Place the bag in the refrigerator at +2-+7C (34-41F). The vegetable crisper works nicely for this!
4. Check on your seeds every two weeks. Add a bit of water if needed (but only to moisten). If any seeds begin to mold, remove them.
Generally, the seeds should be planted after 60 days of cold and moist stratification. But if the seeds start to show signs of germination (little sprouts), then remove them from the refrigerator and plant.
The seeds should be planted indoors in a seed tray or individual containers. Plant at a depth of the seed size. Keep the seedlings watered regularly – moist, but not wet. Set them in partial sunlight.
After the last frost in your area, you can transplant the seedlings outside. Be sure to pay close attention to your little trees especially during the first two years – watering regularly and protecting them from mowers and wildlife. (info source: spsmw.org).
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