Which Linden Trees Have Leaves With Shiny White Back Side

Question From: A. Nelissen - Babylon, New York, United States
Q: Which Linden trees have the shiny white back side that looks like they sparkle in the wind. There are several species of these types no? small leaves. I live in Long Island NY

A: My guess is its a silver Linden Tilla tomentosa. There are several cultivars including 'Barbant', 'Erecta', 'Green Mountain', 'Satin Shadow' and 'Sterling'. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy

Q: Thanks much. Sorry, what do you mean by cultivators?

A: Cultivars are cultivated varieties of a specie that are bred or selected for specific qualities, such a disease resistance. You can find these at garden centers or nurseries that specialize in trees and shrubs. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy