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Tilia caroliniana /Carolina Basswood

Tilia caroliniana  / Tilia caroliniana
Close-up image of leaves with serrated margins and flowers hanging on long stems
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Close-up image of leaves with serrated margins and flowers hanging on long stems

Foliage and flowers in early summer

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Scientific Name: Tilia caroliniana
Common Name: Carolina Basswood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: White, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This is an excellent deciduous shade tree for relatively large spaces like parks and playgrounds. It is often used as a street and boulevard tree because it is reported to take city conditions quite well. Autumn color can be quite impressive. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and full sunlight.