Species Detail - Basswood or American Linden

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Scientific Name:
Tilia Americana L.

Leaves:
Simple, large. 3-6 in. up to 8 in. Heart shaped with uneven base. Toothed. Nearly hairless with tufts of hair in corner of lateral veins. Nutrient rich

Flowers:
5 cream colored petals. Fragrant clusters June August

Buds:
Buds resemble a mouse with a motorcycle helmet. in. green to red. 2-4 visible bud scales. No terminal bud

Bark:
Gray, smooth, becoming ridged.

Height:
60-100 ft.

Diameter:
2-3 ft.

Range:
Southern Canada, eastern and central U.S. to North Carolina. Native to Vermont.

Other Info:
A preferred carving wood. Nutrient demanding tree. Important honey tree that is full of bees when flowering