Tilia tomentosa 'Sterling'

Silver Linden

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune if needed when the tree is dormant.

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The Silver Linden is a very symmetrical, tidy tree for just about any landscape.

  • Good, broad pyramid form
  • Silvery underside of leaves
  • Fragrant yellow flowers

An excellent tree for shade in the lawn or as a street tree.  Best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 40-45 ft
Spread: 20-30 ft
Zone: 5-8
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about Silver Linden:

This tree is more tolerant of heat and drought than other species of the same genus.  It has large leaves that flutter in the breeze highlighting the glossy dark green leaves with silver undersides.   

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Gold
  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained