Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

weeping silver linden, pendant silver linden

Tilia petiolaris

TIL-ee-ah pet-ee-oh-LAR-iss Audio

This tall, deciuous tree has weeping branches rather than a weeping habit. The backs of its dark green leaves are fuzzy and white, turning the tree silver in a breeze. It grows to 70 feet tall and 40 feet wide. This is a tough tree with hanging clusters of small, pale yellow, fragrant flowers in summer.

CareProvide full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9.


Problems Various cankers, rots, leaf spots, and insects may occasionally appear.

  • Genus : Tilia
  • Plant Height : 30 feet or more
  • Plant Width : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
  • Flower Color : Yellow

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, become a member today.

Get complete site access to decades of expert advice, regional content, and more, plus the print magazine.

Start your FREE trial