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Tilia tomentosa

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Description

Tilia tomentosa prefers moist, well-drained soil but will grow in a range of soil types. This plant has a few forms: it has a pyramidal form when young, becomes upright and oval with age, has erect branches, broad pyramidal, and is dense. While it is difficult to transplant, it does make a good honey plant and casts dense shade.

Flowers:  Frequent consumption of tea made with the honey-flavored flowers can cause heart damage.

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Green Mountain'
  • 'Petiolaris'
Tags:
#bees#white#butterflies#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#shade tree#full sun#fragrant flowers#white flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#tree#nectar plant#salt tolerant#yellow leaves#winter interest#urban#air pollution tolerant#street tree#honey#wind tolerant#creates shade
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Green Mountain'
  • 'Petiolaris'
Tags:
#bees#white#butterflies#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#shade tree#full sun#fragrant flowers#white flowers#wildlife plant#yellow flowers#tree#nectar plant#salt tolerant#yellow leaves#winter interest#urban#air pollution tolerant#street tree#honey#wind tolerant#creates shade
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tilia
    Species:
    tomentosa
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    range of soil types; wind, salt, and air pollution
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 70 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 45 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Oval
    Pyramidal
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    This plant has inconspicuous fruit that persists into winter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Flower Description:
    This plant has yellowish white, pendulous, fragrant flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 2 to 5 inches, alternate, simple, and dark green on upper side with silvery white on underside. They are slightly heart-shaped with teethed margins. Their fall color is yellow.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    This plant generally has light gray bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree
    Street Tree
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution
    Salt
    Wind