Silver Linden (Tilia tomentosa)


Quick Facts

  • A native of Europe and western Asia, the Silver Linden was introduced to America in 1767. In France, the blossoms of the Linden tree are used to make a popular tea known as "Tilleul".
  • Silver linden flowers are highly attractive to bees.


The silver linden is known for its attractive foliage, the silver hue of the leaves sparkles in the summer wind.  The leaves of this beautiful tree are in simple, in alternate arrangements, the edges of the leaves are serrated. They are dark green on top but shimmering silver on the bottom. The flowers are a yellow-white color and are highly fragrant.  The flowers give ride to small round fruit, brownish tan in color. Its bark is grey-brown and ridged.