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 a slight slope that stays moist but not wet, having other forest trees nearby to keep its roots well shades. Will also grow in a drier location too. Blooms pale yellow to lime, dropping 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.
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.
Please Note: Three-Gallon (3G) Trees are shipped in a 50x10x10 box and shipping may be higher than the cost of the tree.
We do offer Bare Root Seedlings (BRS) during the dormant winter months in January and February. If you are interested in purchasing BRS please contact Donna Vincent by August 1st to PRE-Order for delivery of BRS in 2019.