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Silver Linden

Tilia tomentosa

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Characteristics:
Highly ornamental shade tree that tolerates urban, drought and high heat environments well. Leaves are shimmery and glossy green on the top and silvery beneath. The contrast of the green and silver color fluttering in the wind is a beautiful display. Some fall yellow color.

Growing Conditions:
Does well in full sun. Tolerates heat and drought conditions after establishment.

Uses:
Great street tree that is tough and ornamental.

Height:
50-70' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
oval

Flowers:
Fragrant, yellowish white

Leaves:
glistening dark green on top and silvery below some yellow fall color

Bark:
light gray and smooth in youth becoming furrowed and ridged

Native to southeastern Europe and western Asia.