A fast growing wildlife tree, emblematic of our mesic hardwood forests. Usually found in moist rich woods, and streambanks, Tilia attracts mourning cloak and red spotted purple butterflies, and lightning bugs.
The nectar is a favorite of bees and makes wonderful honey. The seeds are eaten by wildlife and have the potential for human use. The leaves are edible for both human and livestock. Flowers are commonly used as an herbal tea. Pfaf.org (for more information, see blog on On Basswood)
Able to re-sprout after being cut down. A valuable timber tree that can be coppiced for sustainable forestry.
☀ Grows up to 100’ tall in average to medium moist, well drained soil in full or part sun. Adaptable to clay, rocky or dry soil
✿ Flower time: May June
Source: local ecotype
Size: 2 gal
Picking up your order:
Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.