Silver Linden
Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tilia (TIL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: tomentosa (toh-men-TOH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sterling
Additional cultivar information:(PP6511, aka Sterling Silver)
Hybridized by Wandell
Registered or introduced: 1986
Synonym:Tilia argentea
Synonym:Tilia petiolaris

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lawrence, Kansas

Kansas City, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 25, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6511 has expired

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On Apr 18, 2007, TuxedoWarwick from Greenwood Lake, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

As of 2007, this cultivar is extremely difficult to find, either through nurseries or online, unless you order a 5-inch caliper specimen for more than $1000, or unless you're a nursery manager ordering this with hundreds of other miscellaneous plants and place a minimum order of $10,000. I wish Forest Farm would offer this. They do have 'Satin Shadow'.