A natural hybrid between T. cordata and T. platyphyllos, this is a broad-crowned deciduous tree to 20 m or more tall. Leaves mostly 7-10 cm long, 6-8 cm wide, tip shortly tapered to a point, margin sharply toothed, bright or dark green above, paler beneath with tufts of hair in the vein axils, fine tertiary veins raised; dull yellow in autumn. Flowers yellowish white, fragrant; late spring to early summer. Floral bracts mostly 8-11 cm long. Fruit thin-shelled but tough and hard to crush, surface faintly ribbed, Jan.-Feb. [T. ×vulgaris Hayne]
Widely planted in Tasmanian parks.
Leaves with tufts of hair in vein axils below; fruit thin-shelled and faintly ribbed; basal water shoots are often formed around the trunk.
NSW: Albury (Albury Botanic Gardens); Bowral (Gds); Orange (Cook Park). VIC: Ballarat (Lydiard St); Daylesford (Wombat Street, an avenue of 20 trees, the only example of this species used for street planting and forming a fine entrance to the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, mostly about 13 m tall in 1988); Creswick (University of Melbourne School of Ecosystem and Forestry Sciences, Creswick); Fitzroy (Gds); Narbethong ('Hermitage' 32 m tall in 1994, planted 1890s); Terang (Golf Course, about 17 m tall). TAS: Hobart (Parliament Square; St Davids Park, Rotary Tree of Friendship, planted 1932); Launceston (City Park, Kings Park, Cataract Gorge Reserve, Brickfields Reserve).
Source: (1997). Tiliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.