Forms a large, umbrella-shaped tree with broad, green, heart-shaped leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Produces a mass of pale-yellow flowers in summer which attract bees. Great park tree, for large avenues, and driveways. Can be used for pleaching. Tilia platyphyllos (Large-leaved Lime, Big-leaf Linden) grows to 8m (H) x 5m (W) in 10 years.