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Tilia americana

Also called American Linden


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More About Tilia americana

  • Oval to rounded crown with upright growing branches
  • Ovate, dark green leaves turn a pale yellow in the fall
  • Fragrant, pale yellow flowers
  • Small nutlets with attached leafy wings follow the flowers
  • Winter twigs and buds are reddish in colour
  • Bloom Time: Late spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

The common name "basswood" is derived from "bastwood", in reference to the tough, inner bark (bast) which has been used to make rope and mats.

Zone:

3

Height:

20-25 m

Spread:

13-15 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Basswood Growing and Maintenance Tips

A good, native, shade tree tolerating some shade and drought, but generally intolerant to pollution.


Tilia americana Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Oval
Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Yellow

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Tilia americana

Tilia tomentosa

Tilia tomentosa

Silver Linden

Tilia americana 'Redmond'

Tilia americana 'Redmond'

Redmond Basswood