American Linden (Tilia americana)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous
  • Alternate Common Name: Basswood
  • Average Height: Average height is 60-80 feet tall.
  • Average Width: An American linden tree's typical spread is half as wide as it is tall.
  • Leaf Description: 4" to 8" long,heart shaped,dark green above, pale green or silvery underneath t shaped
  • Bark Description: American linden bark is gray-brown long, flat-topped ridges
  • Twig Description: Moderately stout, zigzag, green (summer) or red (winter); terminal bud is false, each very plump with one side bulging out disproportionately. Buds are edible but very mucilaginous
  • Flowering: Monoecious; pale yellow, borne below a long, gracefully curving leafy wing in a many branched cluster, several inches long, appearing in early to mid-summer
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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