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Silver Linden
Tilia tomentosa
Silver Linden form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Mites, aphids, leaf miners, Japanese beetles, borers,  Verticillium wilt and  leaf blight.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 50-70 Feet
Features: Clusters of creamy yellow, fragrant flowers in early summer; deep green leaves with silvery undersides.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soils; tolerant of alkaline soils.
Cultivars:
  • Green Mountain?-has fast growth and is tolerant to heat and drought.
  • 'Silver Shadow'-is resistant to disease and Japanese beetles.
  • 'Sterling'- thick leaves, tolerant of dryness, resistant to Japanese beetle and gypsy moth.
Mature Form: Oval to pyramidal-oval
Native To: Europe and Asia
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Use for: Street.Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Insect damage usually low, due to the hairy leaves which inhibit feeding.

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