Silver Lime - Tilia tomentosa


The leaves of Silver Lime are heart shaped and up to 10 cm long. The underside of the leaf is silvery white and the leaf margins have sharply pointed teeth.

Photo ID?

Usually encountered as a planted tree in parks and on roadsides.

When to see it

Flowering June to August.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread but little recorded in the wild in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map