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Tilia x euchlora
common name: Caucasian Lime, Crimean Lime
synonyms: Tilia dasystyla
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: grey-green
stem/bark: dark grey
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Medium sized, round headed deciduous tree with lower branches becoming pendulous on mature trees. Smooth dull grey bark with some fissures. Broadly ovate to heart-shaped, toothed leaves about 10cm long, Glossy dark green above and paler below, with conspicuous tufts of pale brown hairs in the vein axils. Clusters of relatively large, pale yellow flowers in summer, followed by downy grey-green fruits.
Any reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil, preferably neutral to alkaline, in sun or part shade.
May be hard pruned if required, in winter or early spring.
Attractive street tree and it does suffer from sticky, aphid produced "honeydew" which can drop from other lime species. Also planted in parks and large gardens.
Possibly a form of Tilia caucasica or a hybrid of Tilia cordata x Tilia dasystyla.
The flowers have a toxic-narcotic effect on bees.