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Silver Linden: Tilia tomentosum



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bumblebee on silver linden flowers

Family: Tiliaceae

Above: bumblebee on flowers, Below: linden in full bloom Use: shade tree, specimen
linden in bloom

Plant: deciduous tree to 60'

Origin: Eurasia

: 5 - 9

: unique structure with flowers dangling from leaf bracts. Fragrant. Star or cup shaped and loaded with nectar. Flowers steeped for an herbal tea that helps sore throats.

Foliage: asymmetrical, lobed, toothed leaves with silvery undersides

: sunny location in average soil. Tolerates part shade and heavy soil. Good tree for bee-keepers. 2007, Last Updated June 5, 2007