The American linden, also known as “basswood,” is a stately shade tree with delicate pea-shaped fruits hanging from wing-shaped bracts. It is a summer-blooming tree with small white flowers, and bold, heart-shaped leaves that turn golden yellow in autumn. Linden trees line Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue – DC’s historic linden corridor.
Size and Light Requirements
The American linden will reach approximately 50 feet in about 50 years. Lindens do well in sun or partial shade.
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