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Tilia tomentosa

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More About Tilia tomentosa

  • Broadly columnar crown, with ascending branches
  • Ovate, shiny, dark green leaves, with dense, silvery-white hairs underneath
  • Foliage turns a pale green to pale yellow in the fall
  • Clusters of fragrant, yellow flowers
  • Small nutlets with attached, narrow, bract-like wings follow the flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Zone:

4

Height:

19-21 m

Spread:

13-15 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Silver Linden Growing and Maintenance Tips

Adaptable to many types of soils and tolerant of urban conditions, this tilia is a good, shade tree for any lawn, park landscape or as a street tree. A good cultivar for planting in dry or drought locations.


Tilia tomentosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Oval
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Tilia tomentosa

Get more info on Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

Sterling Silver Linden