Tilia americana 'Redmond'

American Linden or Basswood

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune if needed when tree is dormant.

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A hybrid tree that has leaves slightly smaller than the species and considered not fussy with very minimal maintenance required.

  • Symmetrical pyramidal growth habit
  • Large leaves give it a coarse-textured appearance
  • Attracts bees and butterflies

Locate where wildlife activity can be appreciated in a space with plenty of room to grow.  Protect from hot winds. Best in eastern and central Kansas, needs protection in western Kansas.

Height: 40-60 ft
Spread: 15-30 ft
Zone: 3-8
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about American Linden:

For naturalizing only this giant tree grows best in rich, moist soils and does not appreciate air pollution in populated regions.  It is a native tree and can certainly be used in the landscape where its popularity will soon become apparent when the bees delight in the nectar of the flowers and the birds take refuge and feast on the seeds.  

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Naturalizing
  • Attractive fruit
  • Specimen
  • Disease Resistant
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Pollinators


  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained