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Tilia 'Sildozam'

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Silver Dollars Linden (Tilia 'Sildozam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Silver Dollars Linden

Silver Dollars Linden

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Silver Dollars Linden (Tilia 'Sildozam') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Silver Dollars Linden foliage

Silver Dollars Linden foliage

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  45 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A highly ornamental shade tree with a symmetrical pyramid shape, features an abundance of fragrant cream flowers in early summer when few trees bloom; very tidy and low maintenance, adaptable, makes a perfect lawn or street tree

Ornamental Features

Silver Dollars Linden features showy clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. It has dark green foliage with silver undersides throughout the season. The serrated heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Dollars Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Silver Dollars Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Silver Dollars Linden will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 6 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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Flowers  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features