A.k.a. American linden. An undervalued tree with high aesthetic and wildlife value! Fast growing with an appealing natural form, fragrant flowers that support bees, and a respectable list of insect hosts, basswood more than earns its place. Broad leaves cast deep shade, and it has potential as a shade tree!

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 50’-100’

Width: 30’-80’

Bloom Color: Yellow, White

Bloom Time: June

Fruit: Small seeds hang off a distinctive floral bract.

Fall Color: Green, Yellow

Root Type: Branching

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, moths, and likely other insects. Hosts a variety moths such as the elm sphinx and ochre dagger moth, beetles, leafhoppers, and many smaller insects. Seeds are eaten by a few animals such as squirrels and bobwhite. Commonly browsed by deer and rabbits.

Notes: Young leaves are audible raw.

Qty available:5

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