- Common Name(s):
- American basswood, American linden
Useful as shade tree in urban areas; easy to transplant; good honey plant; drought and air pollution tolerant; larval plant for red spotted purple and morning cloak butterflies; seeds eaten by birds and squirrels; yellow fall color.
- 60-100 ft.
- Lacy cluster of fragrant cream flowers; nut like structure attached to a papery bract
- 2 to 8
- Sun; moist, well drained fertile soil; tolerates dry soil and clay but not wet sites; keep soil mulched
- Pyramidal in youth; tall tree; slender, low, arching, spreading branches; broad; rounded; open crown
- 45-60 ft.
- 4 to 8 in. alternate, simple leaves; modest yellow green fall color
NCCES plant id: 2219