Silver Linden (Tilia tomentosa)

Silver linden is a nonnative, environmentally adapted tree for the northern plain states.  It grows best in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils and has a great tolerance of drought and urban conditions. The leaves are a dark glossy green with silvery green on the bottom that is densely covered with hairs. In spring, fragrant pale yellow flowers appear that attract many pollinators. The flowers are followed by small nutlets that ripen in late summer.

 

Additional information

Scientific Name

Tilia tomentosa

Height

50-70'

Spread

30-50'

Foilage

Silver and green

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