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Tilia tomentosa
Silver lime

The silver lime (Tilia tomentosa) is a medium to large deciduous tree. It is found mostly in Southeastern Europe and around the Black Sea, but is also native to Asia. The tree is mainly used as for ornamental purposes in urban conditions due to it tolerance of pollution, soil compaction, drought and heat. It is noted for its silver-white foliage on the lower part of the leaves, making it appear to shimmer in the breeze. The tree attracts large numbers of bees and is useful for honey production.

The silver lime prefers moist and fertile soils, but is very adaptable to other conditions and has, among various species of limes, the best resistance to drought.

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