American Basswood / Basswood

Scientific Name: Tilia americana
Genus: Tilia
Family: Tiliaceae

American Basswood / Basswood American Basswood / Basswood

A deciduous native from New Brunswick to Virginia and west to Texas, the American basswood has small, fragrant, yellowish-white flowers in pendulous clusters suspended from bracts that bloom from June to July. This tree grows to 40-60 feet with a 20-25 foot spread. The trunk is straight and the foliage is dense. The leaves are huge compared to other lindens and they are bright green above and below.