University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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American Linden, Basswood
Tilia americana
American Linden form
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Mites, aphids, leaf miners, borers, and Verticillium wilt.   Prone to producing root sprouts at the base of the tree.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 6 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 60-80 Feet
Features: Clusters of creamy yellow, fragrant flowers in early summer.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils; tolerant of alkaline soils.
Cultivars:
  • 'Boulevard'-has a narrow habit, fast growth and dense foliage.
  • 'Douglas'- deep green foliage, vigorous growth.
  • 'Lincoln'-narrow habit, compact form.
  • 'Redmond'- dense, pyramidal habit.
Mature Form: Oval to rounded
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Green
 
Additional Notes:

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