Basswood (Tilla Americana)
Size for Sale: 6-12 inches
Native to the U.S.
COLDEST USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Where Species Typically Survives: 3-8
Range: New England and the Midwestern United States
Typical Mature Height: 80 feet tall by 40 feet wide
Light Requirement: full sun to partial sun
Soils: moist, well-drained, deep, rich soils of variable pH, but adapts to average soils that are seasonally dry
Habitat: moist areas
Flower Color: yellow, green,
Bloom Time: mid-summer
Wildlife Value: Flowers attract bees, as well as numerous species of songbirds, as well as many insects and other arthropods
Uses: American Basswood is a favorite tree of bees as they extract nectar from its flowers, making a very high-quality honey in the process. The weak wood of this tree is both lightweight and odorless, making it the wood of choice for packing food into boxes and crates.
More Information: http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/basswood