Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This is one of a series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens compiled by the Friends group. The tree tag number relates to the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Tilia henryana
Henry's lime


This lime was discovered by Augustine Henry in 1888 and named after him by Ernest Wilson who introduced it to Western horticulture. It is smaller that the European lime and possibly less hardy. The specimen in the Botanic Gardens has been cut to about 50cm from the ground and is producing vigorous new growth from the base. The distinctive cordate leaves have ciliate margins. It flowers in the Autumn
A leaf of Tilia henryana in Belfast Botanic Gardens

Photo taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2020. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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