Tilia platyphyllos S. (Large-leaved Lime)
Tilia cordata M. (Small-leaved Lime)
Tilia x vulgaris H.(Common Lime)


NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF singular leaf
  Leaf edge: saw-toothed
Leaf shape: heart-shaped
Nervation: feather-veined
INFLORESCENCE corymb-shaped side-screen

Medical value: Tea made from this tree can be used as a treatment for mucositis.
Use: The wood is light and soft. It is often used for woodcarving, carpentry and models. The flowers are used to make the well-known lime tea.

NOTE: The distinction between the large-leaved lime and the small-leaved lime is minimal.


Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.