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.

    Identification difficulty

    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.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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