American Basswood

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Common Name:  American Basswood; American Linden

Scientific NameTilia americana 

Mature Height and Width:  Hgt: 50-80 feet; Width: 30-50 feet

Cultural Requirements (Sun/Water/Soil Type):  Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some drought. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained loams; intolerant of air pollution and urban conditions.

Bloom Time:  June

Flower Color:  Pale yellow

Pollinator Type:  Bees, butterflies, birds

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