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Tilia americana

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'American Basswood' is a plant in the Tilia genus with a scientific name of Tilia americana.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Cosmic latte. When mature, blooms are roughly 1.5 cm (that's 0.58 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers are of a clustered form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Pastel brown. Leaves appear approximately as a   Cal Poly green

American Basswood grows as a deciduous and is a flowering semi-edible ornamental. Being a Deciduous plant, it will shed its leaves annually.

American Basswood is known for its tree habit and growing to a height of approximately 24.38 metres (79.25 feet). This plant tends to bloom in early spring, followed by first harvests in early autumn.

Try planting American Basswood if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.

United States is believed to be where American Basswood originates from.

American Basswood is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about American Basswood have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow American Basswood

  • Full Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with American Basswood are Zone 3 and Zone 8. Keep in mind when planting that American Basswood is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for American Basswood to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing American Basswood from seed

Transplanting American Basswood

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as American Basswood is a hardy plant.

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Other names for American Basswood

American Linden

Tilia americana L.

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