The Silver Linden grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This attractive shade tree has eye-catching foliage, especially when viewed from underneath the silvery leaves in the summer. It is one of the more rapid growing shade trees. Popular as a city tree, it has good heat and drought resistance and few pests.
Beautiful shade tree with light gray, smooth bark and leaves that are a dark, radiant green on top, shimmering silver beneath. Extremely fragrant clusters of yellow-white flowers bloom in late June to early July. Pollution tolerant. Likes moist, well-drained alkaline soil and full sun. Grows 50 to 70' with a 25 to 35' spread. (Zones 4-7)
Silver linden flowers are highly attractive to bees.
A native of Europe and western Asia, the Silver Linden was introduced to America in 1767. In France, the blossoms of the Linden tree are used to make a popular tea known as "Tilleul".
Prefers moist soil conditions but has moderate drought resistance.
This tree's leaves alternate, simple, 3 to 4 inches long. Dark green on top with silver underside and yellow autumn color.
Yellow-white flowers with a pleasant fragrance. Very attractive to bees.
Late June to early July..
The fruit is oval, 1/3 inch diameter, tan color.