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.
From Europe, southwest Asia. Grows 1 to 1 1/2 ft. high and as wide. Gray-green leaves are lobed or fin...
Eastern U.S. native known in cultivation through its variety ‘Monte Cassino‘, a familiar f...
Native to China and Japan. Open, graceful, rounded shrub to 6 ft. high, with 8-ft. spread. (The more c...