Common lime

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Tilia x vulgaris (Tilia x europaea)

It is a naturally occurring hybrid between small-leaved lime and large-leaved lime. It is a large deciduous tree up to 50 m tall. The leaves are 6-15 cm long and 6-12 cm broad, thinly hairy below with tufts of denser hairs in the leaf vein axils. The flowers are produced in clusters in early summer, they are fragrant and pollinated by bees.