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Pendent Silver Linden*

Tilia petiolaris

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Pendent Silver Linden (Tilia petiolaris) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Pendent Silver Linden

Pendent Silver Linden

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

Height:  70 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

A stunningly ornamental shade tree which features gracefully pendent branches and fragrant flowers in early summer; leaves have a silvery backside which shimmers in the wind, very attractive; a neat but large tree, best for larger landscapes

Ornamental Features

Pendent Silver Linden has attractive forest green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. It features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pendent Silver Linden is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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

Pendent Silver Linden is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Pendent Silver Linden will grow to be about 70 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. 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 somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 

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

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features