The Silver Linden (Tilea tomentosa ‘Green Mountain’) is a fast-growing tree with upright branches reaching heights of 50 to 70 feet with a spread of 40 to 60 feet. The tree is native to Europe and Asia and is popular in this country as a street tree because it is relatively free of disease and its canopy creates a dense shadow in the summer. The leaves of the Silver Linden are 4 to 5” long have acuminate tips and serrate edges They are green above and silvery below which creates a shimmering effect when the leaves move in the breeze. In the early summer, pale yellow flowers attract large numbers of bees. This tree features a light gray bark; smooth on young trees becoming more ridged on mature specimens. In the fall the leaves of Silver Linden turn pale green to pale yellow. The ‘Green Mountain’ variety is a cultivar and reportedly more resistant to Japanese beetle and gypsy moth.