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Tilia cordata
Tilia cordata

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Zones 2-21, 32-41
Full Sun
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Tilia tomentosa

Silver Linden
Deciduous, Trees


Dense trees. Stately good looks, moderate growth rate. All have irregularly heart-shaped leaves and small, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers in drooping clusters in late spring, early summer. Flowers develop into nutlets, each with an attached papery bract. Best in deep, rich,moist soil. In cold-winter areas, fall color varies from negligible to good yellow. Young trees need shaping, older ones only corrective pruning. Aphids can cause honeydew, which drips disagreeably and encourages sooty mold.

Tilia tomentosa

Native to Europe, western Asia. Grows 40–50 ft. tall, 20–30 ft. wide. Leaves are 3–5 in. long and about as wide, light green above, silvery beneath; they turn and ripple in the slightest breeze. More tolerant of heat, drought than other species.

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