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Tilia cordata
Tilia cordata

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

Tilia tomentosa

Silver Linden
Tiliaceae
Deciduous, Trees

TILIA

Dense trees with stately good looks and 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. In cold-winter areas, fall color varies from negligible to good yellow. 

Best in deep, rich, moist soil. 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 and western Asia. Grows to 40–50 ft. tall and 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 and drought than other species.

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