- Native to southeastern Europe, western Asia.
- Height can reach 135’.
- Deciduous tree, 50-70 ft (15-21 m) tall, dense, often with a rounded crown, erect branches.
- Leaves are alternate, simple, rounded, about 2-4 inches wide and long, abruptly pointed, base heart shaped, coarsely serrated, dark green above and gray-tomentose below.
- Flowers, yellow-white, 5-10 per cluster, with a downy bract, appear in midsummer, one of the last Tilia to flower. Like all in the genus, the flowers are loved by bees.