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Genus 'Tilia'

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Tilia americana
Tilia cordata
Tilia x euchlora
Tilia x europaea
Tilia oliveri
Tilia petiolaris
Tilia platyphyllos
Tilia tomentosa

Tilia americana (American Lime)

Tilia americana

Also known as: American Linden, Basswood

Native: Eastern North America

Location: Cultivated for shade or ornament in north-eastern states and occasionally in Europe.

Important in North America as a source of nectar for honey bees. Height to 21m in cultivation or more in the wild.


Leaves are large, about 20cm long, light green on both surfaces, and hairless except for tiny downy tufts in the axils of the veins underneath.


Tilia americana

Flowers open in early July, each about 1.2cm on downy stems, with a rounded bract up to 10cm long.


No sample available

Fruits are about 0.3cm across, smooth and hairless.