Linden – Silver (Tilia tomentosa)


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2 Gallon

A European variety of what we call basswood. Very popular as a street, ornamental or landscape tree. Blooms at an early age and is very attractive to bees, esp. bumble bees. The leaves are white underneath, giving it a shimmering effect in a breeze. The short hairs on the underside of the leaf make these trees resistant to insect attacks, especially Japanese beetles. The nectar is reported by some as narcotic to bees, but research has not supported this.

Flower Color: Yellowish
Zones: 4 to 7
Growth Habit: Fast
Height: 40 to 50′
Spread: 25 to 30 ‘
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade.
Flowering Season: Late June, Usually just before American basswood (Tilia americana), but sometimes after.
Landscape Value: 5 of 5
Naturalizing Value: n/a
Pollen Value: 3 of 5
Nectar Value: 5 of 5
Water Requirements: Medium. Does well in a high water table.
Native: Europe, Asia
Invasive: No