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Tilia tomentosa

Common Name(s):
Silver linden
Cultivar(s):
'Green Mountain'
Categories:
Edible Plants, Trees
Comment:

Difficult to transplant; good street tree; good honey plant; casts dense shade; light gray bark

Height:
40-70 ft.
Flower:
Yellowish white, pendulous, fragrant flowers; inconspicuous fruit that persist into winter
Zones:
4 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; prefers moist well-drained soil but will grow in a range of soil types; tolerates wind, salt, and air pollution
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Pyramidal when young; becomes upright and oval with age; erect branches; broad pyramidal; dense
Width:
25-45 ft.
Leaf:
2 to 5 in. alternate, simple leaves; dark green on upper side, silvery white on underside; yellow fall color
Tags:
butterfly, air pollution, urban, deciduous, bees, wind, honey, nectar, wildlife, salt tolerant

NCCES plant id: 2223

Tilia tomentosa Form
JoJan, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Tilia tomentosa Yellow fall color
Tilia tomentosa Leaves
Panek, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Tilia tomentosa Leaves showing underside, and a few fruits.
Siebrand, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Tilia tomentosa Looking up from under the canopy.
Jeantosti , CC-BY-SA-3.0