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Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

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Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver' - Sterling Silver Linden

Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver' - Sterling Silver Linden

More About Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

  • Pyramidal form when young, becoming round with age
  • Ovate, dark green leaves, with dense, silvery hairs underneath
  • Younger leaves have a silvery colour
  • 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:

3

Height:

15-20 m

Spread:

12-18 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Sterling 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 locations and is known to be resistant to Japanese beetle.


Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver' 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

Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Silver
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling Silver'

Populus alba

Populus alba

White Poplar

Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa

Silver Linden