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Tilia americana: American Linden or Basswood Seeds

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Product Description

Zones: 3 to 8
Mature Height: 50 to 80 feet
Mature Spread: 35 feet

The American Linden (or Basswood) is a tall deciduous tree with dark green heart-shaped leaves and gray-brown bark. Often multi-trunked, fragrant yellow to tan 1/2-inch flowers favored by bees. Native to eastern North America. A great tree for providing dense shade or use as a lawn tree or in a naturalistic setting.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the American Linden has a moderate to fast growth rate. It grows up to 80 feet in height and 35 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 3 to 8. Prefers full sun to light shade and rich, moist soil.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: Sow seed 1/2 inch deep , tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, cover seedbed with some shade.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.

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