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Tilia Japonica is a deciduous tree belonging to the family of Tiliaceae.

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Tilia Japonica also known as Japanese Lime, Shina is a deciduous Tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.

Overview of Tilia Japonica

• Tilia japonica can grow up to a height of 20 m (65ft 7in) at a medium rate.
• It is hardy to zone 6.
• It is not frost tender.
• It flowers from Jun to July.
• The flowers are hermaphrodite.
• They are pollinated by insects.
• Habitats: Woodland Garden Canopy
• Edible Parts: Flowers; Fruit; Leaves.
• Edible Uses: Tea.
• Its young leaves are used raw or cooked.
• Flowers are- parboiled to remove the bitterness.
• They are used as greens or added to soups.
• A tea is made from its flowers.
• It makes a very good chocolate substitute from a paste of the ground fruits and flowers.

Uses of Tilia Japonica

• anti-inflammatory
• respiratory problems: colds, fever, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, cough
• inflammation
• an astringent
• colds
• cough
• fever
• infections
• high blood pressure
• headache
• a diuretic
• antispasmodic
• sedative
• quell hysteria
• relieve anxiety-related indigestion
• irregular heartbeat
• vomiting
• edema

Scientific Classification of Tilia Japonica

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Rosids
• Order : Malvales
• Family : Tiliaceae
• Genus : Tilia
• Species : T. japonica

Growing/Caring conditions for Tilia Japonica

• Dig a hole.
• This hole should be as deep as the linden tree sapling’s root ball.
• Use a shovel and make the hole wider than the root ball.
• This should be more by 8 to 12 inches.
• Turn over the soil inside the hole with the shovel.
• Mix it with compost.
• Compost adds nutrients to the soil leading to growth into a healthy tree.
• Place the linden tree carefully in the center of the hole.
• Fill around the root ball with several inches of soil mixed with compost.
• The tree should stay upright.
• Do not completely fill the hole.
• Saturate the soil around the tree with water.
• Allow the soil to absorb the water fully.
• Add more soil to fill the rest of the hole.
• Cover the area around the linden tree with 2 inches of mulch.
• This will protect the tree’s roots.
• Do not let the mulch cover the tree trunk.
• It will also discourage or prevent fungus, disease, rot or insect infestation.
• Fertilize the linden tree each spring and throughout the growing season.
• Prune the linden tree each autumn.
• Remove any diseased or dead branches with pruning shears.

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