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  family tiliaceae 
  genus tilia 

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Genus  Tilia Species  Variety  Cultivar  Common names  basswood   linden   lime Family  TILIACEAE Specimen number  S6032 Data source  MedPl p275;Frgnt p131
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Tilia has strong honey scented flowers.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antispasmodic   diaphoretic   sedative   relaxant   hypotensive   emollient Medicinal parts  Flowers Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Tilia has herbal applications as an antispasmodic, as a diaphoretic, as a sedative and as a relaxant. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the flowers.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  powerful honey-scented fragrance noticeable from a distance Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Honey Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Tilia is thought to originate from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Tilia is a woody perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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