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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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