Tilia cordata is a tree to 30 m tall.
Leaves alternate, 3-6 cm long, about 5 cm wide sometimes wider than long, dark green rather shiny above, pale-waxy below with tufts of brown hair in vein axils, margin finely toothed.
Flowers yellowish-white, fragrant, in small clusters of 5-7, floral bract 4-9 cm long.
Fruit shell thin.
Wetland status: NL.
Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.
Habitat: At old house sites or escaped.