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Tilia americana

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, rich, loam, sand

Height: 50'-80'

Bloom Time: April, May, June, July

Bloom Color: yellow

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, fragrant flowers, shade tree, showy fruit

Tilia americana (American basswood)
  • Tilia americana (American basswood)
  • Tilia americana (American basswood)
  • Tilia americana (American basswood)
  • Tilia americana (American basswood)

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Description

Tilia americana

Also known as:

American basswood

,

American linden

,

bee tree

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Tilia americana is stately shade tree, that bears fragrant yellowish flowers. Can reach heights of 80' or more. Fall foliage is unremarkable, usually turning brown and drab.

Cultivation

Grows in average, well drained soil. Moderately drought tolerant.

Additional Notes

Flowers can be used to make a delectable herbal tea. Linden flower honey is a highly prized delicacy.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Malvales
Family Tiliaceae Linden family
Genus Tilia basswood
Species Tilia americana American basswood