March 11, 2016 - Author: Bert Cregg
- Height: 50’ - 70’
- Spread: 30’ - 50’
- Site characteristics: Moist, deep, fertile, well-drained soils; full sun to partial shade; very site adaptable
- Zone: 4 - 7
- Wet/dry: Tolerates drought
- Native range: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia
- pH: 5.0 - 8.5
- Shape: Pyramidal with dense, coarse foliage
- Foliage: Glossy green with silvery-white color on the underside of the leaf
- Other: Tolerates heat and drought better than T. cordata; tolerates urban sites, heat, drought and pollution; able to prune into a hedge
- Cultivars: Green Mountain (‘PNI 6051’) – fast growing, symmetrical, dense canopy. Satin Shadow (‘Sashazam’) – possibly more cold hardy, symmetrical, reportedly resistant to Japanese beetles. Sterling Silver (also listed as ‘Sterling’) – dense canopy, resistant to Japanese beetles and gypsy moths.
- Pests: Reportedly less susceptible to Japanese beetles than other lindens due to the soft, downy hairs on the underside of the leaves. No serious pests or disease problems.