Tilia tomentosa / Tiglio tomentoso
|Species:||Tilia tomentosa Moench|
|Italian common noun:||Tiglio tomentoso, Tiglio argentato|
Origin: Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia.
Botanical characteristics: It is a large deciduous tree, reaching 30 mt in height with a large columnar crown. It has young downy shoots. Leaves are from ovate to cordite, dark green on the upper surface and white-grey and downy on the lower one. In autumn they turn yellow. In July it bears white flowers, clustered in groups up to 10 deeply fragrant flowers.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is a plant cultivated in Europe. It adapts to dry surfaces and resists drought and pollution.
Use: In parks and large gardens is used as single specimen, in group, in coppices or along the tree-lined avenues. It fits excellently in urban environments.
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