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Cultural Details for Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'

Common Name:
Sterling Silver Linden

Growth Rate:
Medium, 30 year old tree 45'-24'

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Yellowish white, fragrant, supposedly narcotic to honeybees and bumblebees.

Fruit Details:
Eggshaped .33-.42" long

Fall Color:
Yellow, yellow-green

Bark Details:
Handsome grayish bark.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Resistant to Japanese beetle and Gypsy moth.

Native Habitat:
Zones 4-7

Other Features:
Good street tree tolerates heat and drought. Highly recommended for residential planting as it is an extremely beautiful ornamental shade tree.

Culture and Care:
Readily transplants, prefers well drained fertile soil, PH adaptable. full sun.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1430, 1450, 2720

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.