Scientific name- Tilia americana:
American linden tree is the native eastern North American species of linden, also known as basswood. The American linden is a stately, tall tree, growing to more than 100 feet. Pyramidal in youth, the tree develops a more rounded crown at maturity. It has gray to brown bark and large, toothed, heart-shaped, deciduous leaves. The leaves are dark green above and pale beneath, turning yellow or yellow-green in the fall. The yellow flowers would not be particularly noticeable without their pervading fragrance.

How to grow:
This tree transplants readily and does best in deep, rich, moist, well-drained soils with full sun or partial shade. Never plant the American linden over a parking area, such as a driveway; the sticky nectar that drips from the flowers can damage car paint.

American linden is a good choice for a specimen tree or for large lots and parks.

Related species:
A smaller-leaved linden, the European linden (Tilia cordata), is the most widely planted ornamental species and offers many varieties.

More information:
* Fruit Trees. These memorable trees allow sunlight to trickle through to nourish the fruit, and can adorn many a yard.
* Flowering Trees. Standing along, these trees make a strong visual impact.
With strong leaves and vivid flowers, they’re interesting all year long.
* Shade Trees. Towering overhead, shade trees can complement even the biggest house, and define the amount of sunlight that reaches your yard.

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