Name

American Basswood

Scientific Name

Tilia Americana

Wildlife Value

Fair

Average Height

75’

Origin

Native

Shade Tolerance

Tolerant

Drought Tolerance

Poor

Growth Rate

Moderate

Fruit

serveral nutlet hang from a long stalk

Special Characteristics

  very fragrant flowers in summer

Seedling Size

12” to 18”

 

General Description:

American Basswood also known as American Linden. Is a very fragrant tree with cream-colored clusters in late June (sometimes called “bee tree” because it makes excellent honey). It is relatively fast growing and long-lived and can become very large. It prefers to be in moist soils on slightly elevated areas on the edge of where flooding can occur. American Basswood is regenerated by producing basal sprouts at the base of the mature tree.

 

Pests:

Common diseases include verticillium wilt; powdery mildew; leaf blight; leaf spots; canker; decay

 

Uses:

Because of its tall, large size with a dense crown, not recommended for farmstead shelterbelts. Not recommended for field windbreaks. Its soft light wood is used to make food boxes.

American Basswood (bundle of 25)

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