Tilia 'Petiolaris' Moench

Weeping Silver Lime

Weeping tree. Young shoots hairy. Leaves 10-17 cm long when mature, lower surface and stalks covered with soft star-shaped (not unbranched) down. No axillary tufts of hair at junctions of veins with midrib. Flowers with staminodes; late spring to early summer. Fruit with 5 furrows (hardly ribbed). [T. petiolaris DC., T. tomentosa var. petiolaris (DC.) Kirchn.]

The origin of this cultivar is uncertain although its affinities appear to lie with T. tomentosa. The rounded fruits are slightly flattened but this is possibly due to its sterility.

The nectar is allegedly narcotic to bees.

Weeping habit; young shoots hairy; leaves with a felt of hair on the lower surface and stalks longer than half the leaf length; hairs star-shaped; fruit furrowed, not ribbed.

VIC: Castlemaine (private garden, Greenhill Ave); Sherbrooke ('Burnham Beeches'); The Basin ('Como Nurseries'). TAS: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (western boundary above Oak Lawn).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malvales
family       Malvaceae
genus        Tilia L.