The most frequently cultivated species in northern China, valued for its wood.
Very decorative for a medium sized properties, streets, parks.
Grow in full to partial sun in a fertile, deep, moist soil that ideally is neutral to alkaline in pH.
It handles shearing well and can be used as a large estate hedgerow or wide boulevard allee.
It is equally impressive as a park tree when its lowest branches remain and creates a massive gumdrop-shaped effect atop the lawn.
Genus - Tilia
Species - Mandshurica
Common name - Manchurian Lime
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 30-50' / 9 - 15 m
Spread - 20-30' / 6 - 9 m
Plant type - Tree
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, fertile, well drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Decorative plant for hedges. Shade and street tree
Bloom season - June - July
Leaf / Flower color - Silver green / White
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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