Also called American Linden
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
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.
Basswood Growing and Maintenance Tips
A good, native, shade tree tolerating some shade and drought, but generally intolerant to pollution.
Tilia americana Characteristics
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)