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Basswood

Tilia cordata

Description:

Bright green lustrous heart-shaped leaves, Alternating leaf pattern, Deciduous tree, Dense compact branching, Green and brown twigs, drooping clusters of flowers or nuts.

Habitat:

Moist fertile well drained soil.

Foliage:

Heart-shaped alternating leaves approximately 3 inches long.

Flowers & Berries:

Small yellow-white individual flowers in loose drooping clusters. Fragrant, attractant to bees and insects. Small round cream colored nutlet to follow.

 

Growing Requirements of this and other Elms Nursery Plants

 

Photos Hester Burch

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