American basswood, linden - Tiliaceae Tilia americana

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Taxonomy

FamilyTiliaceae
GenusTilia
Speciesamericana
Common NameAmerican basswood, linden
iTree CodeTIAM

Plant Form

FormTree: large, oval to pyramidal crown
Height100 feet
Spread50 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

FoliageDark green, somewhat heart-shaped with a pointed tip, toothed edgesLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
BarkSmooth gray/red/brown when young, gray/brown & with shallow/narrow ridges
BudFalse terminal bud round, may be green or red with 2 scales 2 bud scales.Bud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
TwigSlender, slight zig-zag appearance, current growth red or green
Flowersmall white, bell-shaped, fragrant appearing in May-June
FruitSmall nutlet under leafy bract; beyond start green, turning brown
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.5SoilIntolerant
Max8aMax7.5SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantIntolerantNo

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada