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Tilia americanaTilia americanaTilia americana

American basswood, linden

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS DEH, PLANTS DEH

Characteristics

Height: 70-100'
Spread: 50-75'
Flowers: Jun.-Jul.; yellow
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; tan brown; winged
Fall color: yellow or brown

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-7.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

northern forest, upland mesic, north and east slope aspects, areas of cool air drainage

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

fragrant flowers; important pollen source for honey bees



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/491.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004