Information for American Basswood


Data



Accepted Symbol
TIAM 
Symbol
TIAM 
Scientific Name
Tilia Americana 
Common Name
American Basswood 
Category
Dicot 
Genus
Tilia 
Family
Tiliaceae 
Family Symbol
TILIAC 
Family Common Name
Linden Family 
Plant Guides  

Ecology and Taxonomy Data



Orders
Liliales 
Subclass
Liliidae 
Class
Liliopsida 
Division
Magnoliophyta 
Superdivision
Spermatophyta 
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta 
Kingdom
Plantae 
Itis Tsn
42750 
Duration
Perennial 
Growth Habit
Forb/herb 
Native Status
L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N) 

Morphology/Physiology



Active Growth Period
Spring and Summer 
Bloat
None 
C N Ratio
High 
Coppice Potential
Yes 
Fall Conspicuous
Yes 
Fire Resistance
No 
Flower Color
Yellow 
Flower Conspicuous
Yes 
Foliage Color
Green 
Foliage Porosity Summer
Dense 
Foliage Porosity Winter
Porous 
Foliage Texture
Medium 
Fruit Color
Brown 
Fruit Conspicuous
No 
Growth Form
Single Stem 
Growth Rate
Moderate 
Height At Base Age
60 
Maximum Feet
100 
Height
No 
Mature Feet
No 
Known Allelopath
Moderate 
Leaf Retention
No 
Lifespan
None 
Low Growing Grass
Yes 
Nitrogen Fixation
Erect 
Resprout Ability
None 

Growth Data



Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils
Yes 
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils
Yes 
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils
No 
Anaerobic Tolerance
None 
Caco3 Tolerance
Low 
Cold Stratification Required
Yes 
Drought Tolerance
Low 
Fertility Requirement
Medium 
Fire Tolerance
Medium 
Frost Free Days
80 
Hedge Tolerance
None 
Moisture Use
Medium 
Ph Minimum
4.5 
Ph Maximum
7.5 
Planting Density Per Acre
300 
Maximum
800 
Precipitation Minimum
21 
Precipitation Maximum
80 
Root Depth
30 
Minimum Inches
None 
Salinity Tolerance
Tolerant 
Shade Tolerance
-46 

Reproduction Data



Bloom Period
Late Spring 
Commercial Availability
Routinely Available 
Fruit Seed Abundance
High 
Fruit Seed Period Begin
Summer 
Fruit Seed Period End
Fall 
Fruit Seed Persistence
No 
Propogated By Bare Root
Yes 
Propogated By Bulbs
No 
Propogated By Container
Yes 
Propogated By Corms
No 
Propogated By Cuttings
No 
Propogated By Seed
Yes 
Propogated By Sod
No 
Propogated By Sprigs
No 
Propogated By Tubers
No 
Seeds Per Pound
4765 
Seed Spread Rate
Moderate 
Seedling Vigor
Medium 
Small Grain
No 
Vegetative Spread Rate
Slow 

Sustainibility Data



Berry Nut Seed Product
No 
Christmas Tree Product
No 
Fodder Product
No 
Fuelwood Product
Low 
Lumber Product
Yes 
Naval Store Product
Yes 
Nursery Stock Product
Yes 
Palatable Browse Animal
Medium 
Palatable Human
No 
Post Product
No 
Protein Potential
Low 
Pulpwood Product
No 
Veneer Product
No 
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