tree Silver Pendent Lime (Tilia tomentosa 'Petiolaris'). It is a tall deciduous tree growing up to 35m with weeping branches rather than a weeping habit. In young trees the bark is reddish-brown but this changes to white interspersed with black patches as they mature. leafThe leaves are alternately arranged, rounded to triangular-ovate, 4-13cm long and broad, toothed along the edges, and with a long stalk. Green and mostly hairless above, densely white tomentose with white hairs below.

catkinsThe flowers are pale yellow, hermaphrodite, produced in cymes of three to ten in mid to late summer with a pale green subtending leafy bract. They have a strong scent and are pollinated by honeybees but the nectar is toxic to bumble bees. The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe 8–10mm long, downy, and slightly ribbed. seed