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American Basswood

Tilia americana

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The basswood, or American linden, is well adapted for large backyards and open spaces. It has a uniform and rounded shape to its crown. The dark green leaves turn yellow in the fall, often retaining streaks of dark green. The basswood has an abundance of small yellowish-white flowers that are fragrant and attractive to pollinators.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
60-80 FT
Mature
Crown Width
30-55 FT
Growth
Per Year
1-2 FT

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