TILIA VULGARIS (_syns T. europea_ and _T. intermedia_).--Lime, or Linden
Tree. Europe, Caucasus, and naturalised in Britain. Probably none of the
Limes would be included in a list of ornamental-flowering trees and
shrubs, still that they are of great interest and beauty even in that
state cannot be denied. The common species as well as its numerous
varieties have sweetly scented, yellowish-white flowers in terminal
cymes, and are, though individually small, highly ornamental when fully
developed. Other species of great interest when in flower are T. alba
(_syn T. argentea_), Silver Lime; T. petiolaris, a curious and beautiful
species; and T. euchlora.
The various species and varieties of Lime succeed well in almost any
class of soil, but rich loam on sand is considered the most suitable for
their perfect development.