Tilia tomentosa Moench

Silver Lime

Upright habit, leaf stalks less than half the length of the leaf and the fruit angled, not furrowed.

It has been trialled by the Melbourne City Council

SE Europe and Turkey

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens western boundary above the Oak Lawn.


T. 'Petiolaris', Weeping Silver Lime, has been recorded as a cultivar of T. tomentosa in the past, but its origins are uncertain and perhaps of hybrid origin. See description under Tilia 'Petiolaris'

T. heterophylla Vent., Bee Tree, from Eastern USA has hairless young shoots but is thickly hairy (hairs star-shaped) on lower leaf surfaces and without axillary tufts of hair. There is a specimen at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne next to the Director's Scroll at 'H' Gate.

Created by: Rob Cross

Updated by: Rob Cross, January 2018

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