Caucasian Lime - Tilia cordata x dasystyla = T. x euchlora

    Description

    Caucasian Lime looks very similar to Common Lime (Tilia x europaea), but the leaves, which can be quite large, have a very shiny upper leaf surfaces and sharp pointed teeth.  The tufts of hair in the axils of the veins are usually darker than those of Common Lime. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Sometimes planted on roadsides or in parks and gardens. 

    When to see it

    Flowering around June or July.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Widely planted but little recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Sometimes planted in Leicestershire and Rutland, particularly around Leicester but little recorded in the past. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map