Tilia americana

American Linden, Basswood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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 June
Fruit - Nut like, 0.33-0.50" long, grayish, thick-shelled, September through late October.
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Fall Color - Pale yellow
Bark - Gray to Brown, broken into many long narrow scaly ridges.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplants readily, prefers deep moist fertile soils, pH adaptable, full sun or partial shade, not particularly air pollutant tolerant
Native 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.
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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.