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57.American Basswood

Tilia americana

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
2 – 9
Height:
60 – 80
Spread:
1/2 – 2/3
Habit:
Tall, stately tree with numerous, slender, low-hanging branches and rounded crown
Light:
Sun to partial shade
Soil:
Deep, moist, fertile soil preferable
Flowers:
1/2 wide, pale yellow
Fruit:
1/3 – 1/2 long, nutlike structure
Landscape use:
Limited because of size; handsome native tree; not for small properties
History:
Native range is Canada to Virginia and Alabama, west to North Dakota, Kansas and Texas; introduced in 1752
Pests\Problems:
Many; scales and linden mite can be and often are serious problems
Significant Features:


 

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Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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