The leaves of Silver lime are heart-shaped and up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. The underside of the leaf is snow-white. It is deciduous and the leaf margins are sharp serrated.
The flowers are yellow and form cymes. The hanging cymes become up to 7-11 cm (2.8 - 3.9 in) long. The flowers smell strongly.
The fruits are greenish spherical nutlets.
The young shoots are gray-brown and tomentose. The buds are brown haired, pointed ovate and protruding.
single tree or planting in groups, parks, avenue tree