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Tilia Tomentosa Moench is a deciduous tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.

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Tilia Tomentosa Moench, also known as Silver Lime, Silver Linden is a deciduous Tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.

Overview of Tilia Tomentosa Moench

• Tilia tomentosa is native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, from Hungary and the Balkans east to western Turkey, occurring at moderate altitudes.
• This tree can grow up to a height of 20–35 m.
• The trunk grows up to 2 m diameter.
• The leaves are alternately arranged.
• They are rounded to triangular-ovate.
• They are 4–13 cm long and broad.
• The leaves have white hairs below and with a coarsely toothed margin.
• The flowers are pale yellow.
• They are hermaphrodite.
• They have a strong scent and are pollinated by honeybees.
• The nectar however contains sugars which cannot be digested by other bees.
• The fruit is a dry nut-like drupe which is 8–10 mm long.

Uses of Tilia:
• antispasmodic
• excipient
• antispasmodic
• antitussive
• scours
• antispasmodic
• anti colic liver
• liver congestion
• enterocolitis
• gastroenteritis
• hemorrhoids
• sedative
• inflammation
• an astringent
• colds
• cough
• fever
• infections
• high blood pressure
• headache
• a diuretic
• antispasmodic
• sedative
• quell hysteria
• relieve anxiety-related indigestion
• irregular heartbeat
• vomiting
• edema

Scientific Classification for Tilia Tomentosa Moench

• Kingdom: Plantae
• (unranked): Angiosperms
• (unranked): Eudicots
• (unranked): Rosids
• Order: Malvales
• Family: Malvaceae
• Genus: Tilia
• Species: T. tomentosa

Growing/Caring conditions for Tilia Tomentosa Moench

• Dig a hole.
• This hole should be as deep as the linden tree sapling’s root ball.
• Use a shovel and make the hole wider than the root ball.
• This should be more by 8 to 12 inches.
• Turn over the soil inside the hole with the shovel.
• Mix it with compost.
• Compost adds nutrients to the soil leading to growth into a healthy tree.
• Place the linden tree carefully in the center of the hole.
• Fill around the root ball with several inches of soil mixed with compost.
• The tree should stay upright.
• Do not completely fill the hole.
• Saturate the soil around the tree with water.
• Allow the soil to absorb the water fully.
• Add more soil to fill the rest of the hole.
• Cover the area around the linden tree with 2 inches of mulch.
• This will protect the tree’s roots.
• Do not let the mulch cover the tree trunk.
• It will also discourage or prevent fungus, disease, rot or insect infestation.
• Fertilize the linden tree each spring and throughout the growing season.
• Prune the linden tree each autumn.
• Remove any diseased or dead branches with pruning shears.

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