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Tilia americana - American linden
Description: American Basswood, or American Linden, is a large tree with fragrant, yellow flowers blooming in June. The nectar attracts butterflies, native bees, and honeybees. Honey made from this tree is considered exceptional! Syrup can also be made from the sap. American Basswood is intolerant of air pollution and urban conditions; however, it is tolerant of drought and clay soils. Plant American Basswood in your yard as a specimen tree or shade tree.

Plant Details: Other Common Names: American Linden

Plant Type: Tree

New Jersey Native: Yes

Bloom Times: Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Colors: Yellow

Deer Resistance: None

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics Soil Type: Loam, Organic, Sandy

Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate Height: 60 - 80 ft

Spread: 30 - 60 ft

Growth Rate: Medium