Tilia americana ~ Basswood-ServeScape
Tilia americana ~ Basswood-ServeScape
Tilia americana ~ Basswood-ServeScape
Tilia americana ~ Basswood-ServeScape
Tilia americana ~ Basswood-ServeScape
Tilia americana ~ Basswood-ServeScape

Basswood, Linden Tree

Tilia americana


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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

Basswood is a tall native deciduous tree with an ovate-rounded crown and noticeable winter buds.  The large serrated foliage with paler undersides turn a pale yellow in fall.  Fragrant clusters of pale yellow flowers bloom in late spring and give way to papery wing-like seed pods that mature mid-summer.   Grows best with loamy, moist well-drained soils.  Generally intolerant of air pollution.

In addition to being highly attractive to bees, Tilia americana is a host plant for the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Red-Spotted Purple, and Mourning Cloak butterflies.

Type: 

Tree

Origins:

Northeast N. America 

Height: 

50’ - 80’

Spread: 

30’ - 50’

Spacing: 

40’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

2 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest:

SpringFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  No serious pests or diseases.  Though uncommon, if Verticillium wilt occurs it can be fatal.  Potential diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spot, and cankers.  Potential pests include borers, beetles, lacebugs, caterpillars and scale.  Spider mites can do significant foliage damage in hot, dry periods.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Rock GardensPonds and Streams, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Eastern Redbud, Sugar Maple, Tulip Popular

IMAGES: Photo by Virens (Latin for greening)Tilia americana - American Basswood tree, (2) Wendy Cutler from Vancouver, Canada, TiliaAmericana (7477 (2575057822)CC BY 2.0, (3) Photo by 阿橋 HQ椴樹屬 Tilia americana v heterophylla [溫哥華植物園 VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver], (4) Photoset by Katja Schulz, Basswood (1)+(2)

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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