Also called Caucasian lime, trees in it’s genus are known as limes, lindens, or basswoods. This species is thought to be a cross between European linden and an Asian linden. It is thought to have originated in Crimea, but the earliest known plantings occurred in Britain in 1870. The nectar is extremely sweet, making it excellent bee pasture and commonly called the “bee tree.” Its nectar has been said to have almost a narcotic effect on bees. It is often chosen for because it is free of aphids that can infect other lime species.
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