American Basswood or Linden - Tilia americana from Ancient Roots Native Nursery

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Tilia americana

American Basswood or Linden
3 Gallon Pot - $35.00
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Blooms June

  • »  Fragrant yellow blooms
  • »  Pollinator favorite
  • »  Known as the honey bee tree

American Basswood American Linden will grow to be a beautiful shade tree with large heart shaped leaves. It has amazing wildlife value including attracting lightning bugs and being a host plant for 140 moths and butterflies. It attracts pollinators, provides habitat, food and nesting sites for birds and small mammals. The fragrant pale-yellow flowers are edible and can be dried. Syrup can be made from the sap and the leaves can be used in salads. (Always seek the advice of a health professional before touching or eating any plant matter.) The nectar from the flowers is said to make outstanding tasty honey.

50-80 Ft
30-50 Ft
Trees and Shrubs
Attracts ButterfliesAttracts Humming-birdsAttracts PollinatorsDrought TolerantFragrantGreat Foliage