Of European origin T. tomentosa can reach a height of 20 m or more and is best suited to park and commercial use where its full somewhat pyramidal form is appreciated. T. tomentosa has a distinct silvery underside to its leaves, hence its name. It is not a very tolerant urban species and can suffer from aphid infestations and leaf gall problems, which almost all Tilia are prone to in our Ontario climate.
|USDA Hardiness Zone|
|4 - 7|
|Canadian Hardiness Zone|
|Unpalatable to many insects, attracts few honey bees and many aborted fruit.|
|Growth habit produces a neat, trim appearance. Dark green leaves have an attractive silver undersurface.|
|Foliage is dark green with a yellow colour in autumn.|