Tilia americana - American Linden
This large flowering shade tree provides immense wildlife support to butterflies, honeybees, and birds. The drooping 5-inch clusters of yellow flowers are displayed throughout the spring and summer. Small, hard, cream-colored nutlets are enjoyed by birds and other small mammals in late summer and fall.
- Excellent shade tree
- Fragrant, pale yellow blooms attract loads of pollinators
- Nutlets are eaten by birds and squirrels
- Larval host for Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Sometimes referred to as, "Bee-tree", because when the flowers are in full bloom, the tree can sound as though it's buzzing from all the bees. Beekeepers love the strong honey created from this tree.
Grows well in well-drained medium moisture fertile soil.