light grey, smooth, later slightly grooved, twigs greenish grey, felt-like
round to heart-shaped, dark green, white and felt-like underneath, 4 - 13 cm
in pendulous umbels, 4 to 7 (10) together, pale yellow, July
greenish grey, Ø approx. 0.8 cm, felt-like hair
parks, avenue tree, landscape
any, tolerates dry conditions
Устойчивость к ветру:
tolerates (sea) wind
south-eastern Europe, Asia Minor
Sturdy tree with a heavy straight trunk. The trunk of young trees grows perfectly straight to the top, with sturdy, ascending branching. Later, a few straightly ascending trunk branches develop, broadening out the tree. Young twigs are greenish grey and have felt-like hair but are soon bare and green. The leaves are more or less round, dark matt green with a remarkably thick white felty underside. The top of the leaf tapers to a short point, the base is heart-shaped. The leaf edge is sharply serrated. In the autumn the leaves turn yellow. They remain on the tree for a long time. In July, pendulous umbels of strongly aromatic flowers appear. The short-stemmed bract is approx.
5 cm long. T. tomentosa was often used as a city tree, but now there are other cultivars with a more regular manner of growth. Thanks to its felt-like leaves, it is fairly unsusceptible to aphids.