Silver Linden Fact Sheet
Family: Tiliaceae - Basswood Family
Latin name: Tilia tomentosa
Common name: Silver Linden
It is more common for Tilia tomentosa to have a single trunk, but there was a time with "Clump Lindens" were popular.
- Habit: young trees are pyramidal; older trees pyramidal- oval to upright-oval
- Bark: young trees trunk smooth, light grey; mature trees heavily furrowed
- Leaves; alternate, simple, sub-cordate, abruptly accuminate tip, cordate to nearly truncate base.
- Leaf color: lusterous dark green on upper surface (may be tomentose on young leaves, silvery tomentose below (color in photos partly depends on lighting conditions)
- Buds: green-red-brown, often covered with short pubescence.
- Flowers: late June, early July, yellowish white, fragrant, may be last Tilia to flower; bract 1.5 to 2.5 inches long; 7-10 flowered, pendulous cymes.
- Fruit - egg shaped with short point, whitish pubescence, green turning to brown, faintly 5-angled
information from Dirr.
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