Tilia × europaea is a large deciduous tree up to 15–50 m (49–164 ft) tall with a trunk up to 2.5 m (8 ft) radius. The base of the trunk often features burrs and a dense mass of brushwood. The leaves are intermediate between the parents, 6–15 cm (2–6 in) long and 6–12 cm (2–5 in) broad, thinly hairy below with tufts of denser hairs in the leaf vein axils. The flowers are produced in clusters of four to ten in early summer with a leafy yellow-green subtending bract; they are fragrant, and pollinated by bees.
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