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Pictures shown are mature trees for sake of reference. 

This product is sold in seedling size (18-24") bundles of 25.

(Not full grown)


American basswood is often used as a specimen or dense shade tree. Its heart-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers in June make it especially attractive for people, while songbirds and blue jays are attracted to its seeds and use the tree for shelter.


  • Family (English)Linden
  • Family (botanic)Tiliaceae
  • Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
  • Native locale: Chicago area, Illinois, North America
  • Size range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
  • Mature height: 60-80 feet
  • Mature width: 30-60 feet
  • Light exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
  • Hardiness zones: Zone 3 - Zone 8
  • Soil preference: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Tolerances: Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Dry sites, Occasional drought
  • Season of interest: Early summer, midsummer, early fall, mid fall
  • Flower color and fragrance: Fragrant, Yellow
  • Shape or form: Oval, Pyramidal, Round
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Transplants well: Yes
  • Planting considerations: Highly susceptible to ice damage
  • Wildlife: Game mammals, Small mammals


Excerpt from The Morton Arboretum:

Basswood (American Linden) - Bundle of 25

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  • All items are available until sold out and subject to change according to nursery availability. If there is a change, SWCD will notify the customer within a resonable amount of time ahead of the tree pick up date, if possible. No cancellations after February 15, 2024. All stock is subject to the same condition Morrison SWCD receives from our nurseries. Therefore, Morrison SWCD accepts no responsibility regarding survival of stock and makes no provisions for replacements.

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