Common Lime

Tilia x europaea ‘Wratislaviensis’ is a cultivar of the Common Lime, which is a hybrid tree resulting from the crossbreeding of Tilia cordata (Small-Leaved Lime) and Tilia platyphyllos (Large-Leaved Lime). ‘Wratislaviensis’ is recognised for its distinctive characteristics, including heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, pale yellow flowers that bloom in clusters during the summer months, attracting pollinators like bees.

The Appearance

A large deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and heart-shaped leaves. It produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers.


The Produce

These winged fruits are typically small, rounded, and attached to a central stalk.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers in late spring to early summer.


The Leaves

The foliage is deciduous, and the leaves are arranged alternately along the stems.


The Bark

The bark is gray and smooth when young, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in parks and along streets.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including pollinators. The flowers are particularly attractive to bees.


The Culture

Valued for its shade and ornamental flowers. Often planted in parks and along streets.


Fun Facts

Common Lime is known for its sweet-scented flowers, which are used to make linden tea.

The Connection To Burton Constable

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