American Basswood
Tilia americana

Family Tiliaceae
Genus Tilia
Specific Epithet americana
Arboretum Collection LT
Lifecycle large deciduous tree
Fall Color Yellow
Size to 40 meters tall
Bloom Time spring after leaves
Flower Yellow
Bark gray brown with flattened ridges
Leaf Size to 20 cm long
Leaf Margin Serrated
Leaf Arrangement Alternate
Leaf Type Simple
Description Fruit is a pubescent nutlet attached to a leafy bract.
Cultural Requirements Shade tolerant, found on moist fertile sites.
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fruit

fruit

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Basswod leaf

Basswod leaf

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Basswood trunk

Basswood trunk

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Fall color

Fall color

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