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European Linden
Tilia europaea

Also known as the Common Lime, this large (20-46 m tall) deciduous tree is native to Europe, but is also cultivated in North America for its attractive form and foliage. Leaves are 6-15 cm long and sparsely hairy underneath. These trees harbor large populations of aphids that drop a sweet, sticky substance (honeydew) on everything beneath them.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing about 15-21 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:Late spring.
Presence in US:CT MA ME OH OR RI
Presence in Canada:NB NS ON PE QC
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