American Linden, Basswood
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium. 20-30' over a 20 year period.Mature Height - 60-80'Mature Width - 30-60'Longevity - Medium, commonly to 150-200 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect pale yellow, 0.50" wide, fragrant borne in 2-3" wide, pendulous cymes, mid-late JuneFruit - Nut like, 0.33-0.50" long, grayish, thick-shelled, September through late October.Leaf - Fall Color - Pale yellowBark - Gray to Brown, broken into many long narrow scaly ridges.Other Features - Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplants readily, prefers deep moist fertile soils, pH adaptable, full sun or partial shade, not particularly air pollutant tolerantNative Habitat - Zones 3b-8, Canada to Virginia and Alabama, west to N. Dakota and Texas, Maine to Florida.Diseases and Insects - Scales and Linden mite can be and often are serious problems. Many insects, a few are Walnut lace bug, Basswood leaf miner, Elm saw fly, thrips and Linden borer.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Linden----Basswood.- Other plants of the family Malvaceae.- Other plants of the genus Tilia.- Other plants of the species Tilia americana.