Are there two types of lime tree?
the large-leaved lime (Tilia platyphyllos ) and. the common lime (Tilia x europaea): a hybrid of small leaved and broad leaved lime.
What is a British lime tree?
Small-leaved Lime Tilia cordata, The Small-leaved Lime is native to Europe, including Britain. It grows naturally in old woods and hedges in England and Wales as far north as the Lake District and it has been planted in many gardens and streets. The leaves are smaller than those of the Broad-leaved and Common Limes.
What are lime trees good for?
The flowers and leaves make a pleasantly soothing herbal tea. Dried lime flowers were once stocked in many French households to make Tilleul. The flowers also flavour liqueurs, lemonade and cordial. The leaves can be picked for salads and sandwiches.