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common name: Small leaved lime, White Basswood, Beetree Linden
synonyms: Tilia heterophylla var. michauxii, Tilia americana var. heterophylla, Tilia monticola
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Medium sized deciduous tree with alternate broadly ovate dark-green leaves covered underneath silvery tomentum. Pale-yellow flowers in early summer, later followed by pale brown felty seed capsules with bracts that act as wings to help disperse the seed. Occasionally produces suckers that may form thickets..
Any reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil, in sun or part shade. Tolerates extremes of temperature.
From seed. ALso from rooted suckers when produced.
Timber is used commercially
From the eastern USA