Tilia americana
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 50-80 feet; 15-25 metres Spread: 30-50 feet; 9.0-15 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Flowers are fragrant and attractive to insects, especially bees. Seeds provide food for small mammals. Easily decayed wood provides many cavities used by cavity-nesting birds and mammals. Bloom Colour: Pale yellow Tolerates: Drought; clay soil Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some drought. Prefers moist, fertile, well-drained loams. Generally intolerant of air pollution and urban conditions. Noteworthy Characteristics: Is noted for its fragrant pale yellow flowers in late spring, small nutlets with attached leafy wings and large dark green leaves. It is a medium to large deciduous tree with a rounded crown. Fall colour is unremarkable. Winter twigs and buds are red. Garden Uses: Specimen tree; street tree