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TILIA americana
Common Name: Linden or Basswood, American

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Plant Type: Trees
Zone: 2 Foliage: Green
Height: 60' + Fall Foliage: Yellow
Width / Spread: 30-40' Flower: Cream
Habit: Upright Flower Season: Early Summer
Sun Requirements: Full Fruit: Nutlet
Uses: Creates Shade
Attracts Wildlife
Tolerance: Native
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife

Fast-growing, tree found throughout eastern North America. Large, heart-shaped, asymmetrical leaves cast dense shade. Early summer flowers are slightly showy, but powerfully fragrant. Nectar is sought after by bees, making superior honey; trees buzz with activity during bloom. Many butterflies rely on Tilia to host their caterpillars. Clusters of bb-sized nutlets dangle from a large accessory bract which when released from the tree, slowly spirals downward in helicopter-like form, often traveling far from the mother plant. One of the most interesting seed-dispersal techniques of our native trees. NATIVE

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