Position: Full sun to partial shade
Flowering period: Summer
Soil: Moist, well drained
Eventual Height: 10m
Eventual Spread: 8m
Hardiness: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
Tilia kiusiana is a slow growing deciduous tree with an upright habit. Its light green leaves are ovate with serrulate margins, up to 8cm long and 3cm broad. Its leaves turn yellow in autumn before they fall. Its grey bark becomes flaky with age. Its fragrant pale yellow flowers have a white/ green oblong bract.
Tilia kiusiana, commonly known as Kyushu Lime, is native to the southern main island of Japan.
The etymological root of the binomial name Tilia is the ancient Latin name for the Lime Tree. Kiusiana is named after the Japanese island Kyushu from where this tree originates.
The landscape architect may find Tilia kiusiana useful as an attractive small deciduous tree.
Ecologically, Tilia kiusiana flowers are attractive to pollinating insects.
Tilia kiusiana prefers moist, fertile, well-drained soils. It tolerates most pH of soil.
Tilia kiusiana requires little maintenance.