Tilia tomentosa Tiliaceae
Silver Linden TIL-i-a to-men-TO-sa
- Deciduous tree, 50-70 ft (15-21 m) tall, dense, often with a rounded crown, erect branches.
Young shoots gray-tomentose (hairy). Leaves alternate, simple, rounded, about 5-10 cm wide and
long, abruptly pointed, base heart shaped, coarsely serrated, dark green above and gray-tomentose below.
Flowers, yellow-white, 5-10 per cluster, with a downy bract, appear in midsummer, one of the last
Tilia to flower. Fruit to 8 mm, ovoid, rough, slightly ribbed.
- Sun. Tolerates heat and drought. Reportedly flowers are narcotic to bees.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4. Native to southeastern Europe, western Asia.
- Several cultivars, including:
- 'Brabrant' - erect, broadly conical, reportedly the foliage is aphid-resistant
- Green MountainŽ ('PNI 6051') - dense rounded form, dark green leaves, silver below
- Sterling SilverŽ ('Sterling', PP6511) - symetrical form, broad pyramid, dark green leaves with
- Corvallis: in the "triangle" at Arnold Way, Van Buren, and 28th St. Also along the
north side of Walnut Bulivard, between Rolling Green Dr. and Garryana Dr.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: along the east side of 30th St. west of Reser Stadium.