Basswood

Tilia american, Basswood

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Tilia americana
Also known as: American linden, Bee Tree

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Product Description

Tilia americana
Also known as: American linden, Bee Tree


Sweet, fragrant basswood will grow quickly if conditions are right. It likes is a deep rich soil on slight slope that stays moist but not wet, having other forest trees nearby to keep its roots well shades. Will also grow on a drier location too. Blooms pale yellow to lime, drooping 4 inch cluster. sweet fragrant. fruit is small fuzzy ball attached to leafy crescent, leaves heart shaped, pale yellow in the fall. Trunk tan, furrowed, occasionally multi-trunked.

Wildlife benefits: Food Source supported by 150 species of Butterflies and Moths 
Nectar used by bees and butterflies, Seeds eaten by squirrels, chipmunks.


Yearly Foliage: Deciduous


Hardiness Zone: 4-8


Light: Partial shade, shade


Mature Growth: 30-­70 feet Spacing 30-­50 feet


Soil: Acid, lime, humus rich preferred. moist but does not tolerant to flooding.


Blooms: Spring


Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees


Larval Host Plant: Red spotted purple butterfly, Mourning Cloak butterfly


Companion Plants: Sugar maple, tulip poplar, white oak, umbrella tree, hemlock, red oak, beech.


 

 

Additional Information

Weight 7 lbs
Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon

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