The leaves of Common lime are heart-shaped, dark green on the upside, the underside is a little yellowish-green. The leaves are 6–15 cm (2.4 – 5.9 in) long and 6–12 cm (2.4 – 4.7 in) broad. The leaf margin is sharp serrated.
The flowers are yellow and form cymes with up to 10 flowers. The hanging cymes are up to 7 cm long. The flowers smell strongly.
The fruits are green spherical nutlets.
The branches are brownish - smooth. The buds are red-brown pointed with two bud scales.
single tree or planting in groups, parks, roadside green