Family Linden - Tiliaceae
Large deciduous tree believed at one time to have been dominant tree in English forests. Height 38 m. Age 500 years
Woods and cliffs except limestone. Sometimes forms pure stands but usually with Ash, Hawthorn, Field Maple, Birch, Oak, Wild Cherry and Wych Elm. Moderately tolerant of shade. Coppices strongly. Natural Distribution in England and Wales, and Southern Scotland not Ireland. Also most of Western Europe except Southern Spain, Italy and Greece.
Flowers Leaves Fruit Ripen Fall
July April/May Sept
Similar species: Common Lime is a hybrid of Tilia cordata and T. platyphyllos