Tilia americana
Also known as: Basswood, 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.

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.

Please Note:  Three-Gallon (3G) Trees are shipped in a 50x10x10 box and shipping may be higher than the cost of the tree. Bare Root Seedlings (BRS) ONLY SHIP when dormant during  November-February. 


Additional information

Weight 7 lbs

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon, 5 Bare Root Seedlings, 10 Bare Root Seedlings