Tilia americana var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud.
American basswood, Linden, White basswood
Tiliaceae (Linden Family)
A stately, wide-spreading tree 60-80 ft. tall, occasionally much taller. Conical form in youth, the crown becoming rounded with age. Broadly oval leaves, with densely white undersides, sometimes change to yellow in fall but often turn brown and somewhat unsightly. Tends to sprout at the base, producing a clump of tall trees around what was the original tree. Inconspicuous but fragrant flowers.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , IA , KY , LA , ME , MD , MA , MS , MO , NJ , NY , NC , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV , DC Native Distribution:
N.w. FL to LA, n. to PA, WV, s. OH, s. IN, s. IL & MO Native Habitat:
Rich, rocky woods & bluffs USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(I)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Rich, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Last Update: 2007-01-01