American Linden (Basswood)


Scientific Name: Tilia americana

Size at Pick-up: Approx. 3-6 feet tall in a 3 gallon container


• Iconic, heart-shaped leaves and pyramidal habit
• Fragrant, pale-yellow flowers in spring
• Important selection for native bees and birds
• Softwood tree

2 in stock


Zone: 4-8
Mature Habit: Upright, pyramidal
Growth Rate: Moderate
Best Light: Full sun
Size: 60’ to 80’ Tall by 30’ to 40’ Diameter

This is an overstory tree – DO NOT plant under a power line

Best Soil: Well-drained, average
Color: Green
Landscape Uses: Specimen, large shade tree, naturalization, attract wildlife
Companion Plants: Iris, Black-Eyed Susan, flowering groundcover. Once enough shade has been established ferns, hostas, hellebores, astilbe