Native to: Europe (it is a hybrid of the small-leaved lime and the large-leaved lime)
Grows up to: 50 metres
Lives up to: 400 years
Description: Lime has bright green, heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges. The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe about 8mm in diameter. There are often lots of suckers growing from the base of the trunk.
Fact: These trees are often planted along the sides of streets. Unfortunately, they are home to a species of aphid that produces a sticky goo that falls onto cars parked below them. This goo is extremely difficult to remove.