Tilia platyphyllos seeds, Large-leaved lime, Large-leaved linden, Largeleaf linden, Linden seeds, Deciduous tree (lat. Tilia platyphyllos).
Deciduous tree up to 40 m tall, with a dense, wide-pyramidal crown, with reddish-brown, fluffy, rarely bare young shoots.
The buds are reddish-brown, glabrous. Leaves up to 14 cm, rounded-ovate, dark green above, glabrous, paler below, with tufts of light hairs at the corners of the veins, on petioles 2-6 cm long. The leaves bloom two weeks later than those of the small-leaved linden.
The flowers are yellowish-cream, larger than those of small-leaved linden, but in smaller quantities in the inflorescence; they bloom two weeks earlier than small-leaved linden, in early June.
The fruit is an almost spherical, tomentose-pubescent nut with 5 longitudinal ridges and a thick shell.
Widely used in landscape architecture and gardening. Honey plant.
Moderately demanding on soil. Prefers fresh, loose, humified, nutritious soils from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.