(Caucasian lime / Crimean Lime)
The Tilia x euchlora is an unmistakable large deciduous tree with spreading or arching branches and green young shoots bearing deep green heart shaped leaves, a character of the lime, which turn yellow in autumn.
The intoxicatingly fragrant creamy yellow drooping flowers appear in clusters of 3-8 in mid summer. Whilst it can grow to be quite large it is a tough and tolerant tree which enables it to be a perfect addition to a planting scheme or avenue.
The foliage due to its dark green colour does not suffer from aphid infestations which means you do not get the black fungus-infested honeydew which makes a mess on urban pavements and parked cars usually associated with an infestation.
Name: Tilia x euchlora
Common Name: Caucasian lime, Crimean lime
Height: higher than 15 metres
Width: wider than 8 metres
Demands: Full Sun, / partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand, and Clay
Flower: Fragrant Cream
Handiness: Hardy in the severest of European climates.
FACT: The branches of the Tilia used to be commonly coppiced and the foliage used as fodder for cattle which improves their milk.