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American Linden

American Linden

Tilia americana

Featured Plant Category: Keystone Species, Pollinator Plants, Shade Tree

Height: 50 - 80'

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: Yellowish White

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Moist, fertile, well-drained

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Tilia americana, Basswood, American Basswood, Lime Tree, Bee Tree

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$44.99

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Tilia (Linden) supports over 150 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

American Linden (Tilia americana) is a large deciduous tree often used as an ornamental or shade tree. It grows naturally in deep, well-drained soils in both dry upland areas as well as coves, lower slopes, and river bottoms. The tiny, fragrant, yellow-white flowers bloom in drooping clusters from a long, light-green, leaf-like bract. An alternative common name for American Linden is Bee Tree, as it is a prolific nectar producer, and when in full bloom it attracts enough bees that you can hear the buzzing from several feet away. Its wildlife value cannot be overstated. The fruit feeds birds and small mammals, and the buds provide food for birds in the winter when other food sources are scarce. As the wood decays in older trees, cavities provide shelter to cavity-nesting animals such as wood ducks and pileated woodpeckers. American Linden is also the larval host to Red-Spotted Purple (shown above), among other Lepidoptera.


 

Additional information

Height

50 – 80'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

Yellowish White

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Moist, fertile, well-drained

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Tilia americana, Basswood, American Basswood, Lime Tree, Bee Tree

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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