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Tilia Caroliniana is a deciduous tree belonging to the family of Tiliaceae.

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Tilia Caroliniana is a deciduous Tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.

Overview of Tilia Caroliniana

• It can grow up to a height of 20 m (65ft 7in) at a medium rate.
• They grow best in rich moist woods and in dense hummocks by streams in the south of its range.
• They are a native of South-eastern N. America – Virginia to Florida, west.
• It is hardy to zone 7.
• It is not frost tender.
• It flowers in July.
• The seeds ripen in October.
• The flowers are hermaphrodite.
• A tea is made from the flowers.
• A very good chocolate substitute is made from a paste of the ground fruits and flowers.
• The branches are spreading and often pendulous.
• The bark is gray to light brown.
• The roots are large, deep, and spreading.
• The twigs are smooth and reddish-green which become light gray in their second year.
• The winter buds are stout.

This plant treats:
• inflammation
• an astringent
• colds
• cough
• fever
• infections
• high blood pressure
• headache
• a diuretic
• antispasmodic
• sedative
• quell hysteria
• relieve anxiety-related indigestion
• irregular heartbeat
• vomiting
• edema

Scientific Classification of Tilia Caroliniana

• Kingdom: Plantae
• (unranked): Angiosperms
• (unranked): Eudicots
• (unranked): Rosids
• Order: Malvales
• Family: Tiliaceae
• Genus: Tilia
• Species: T. caroliniana

Growing/Caring conditions for Tilia Caroliniana

• Dig a hole.
• This hole should be as deep as the linden tree sapling’s root ball.
• Use a shovel and make the hole wider than the root ball.
• This should be more by 8 to 12 inches.
• Turn over the soil inside the hole with the shovel.
• Mix it with compost.
• Compost adds nutrients to the soil leading to growth into a healthy tree.
• Place the linden tree carefully in the center of the hole.
• Fill around the root ball with several inches of soil mixed with compost.
• The tree should stay upright.
• Do not completely fill the hole.
• Saturate the soil around the tree with water.
• Allow the soil to absorb the water fully.
• Add more soil to fill the rest of the hole.
• Cover the area around the linden tree with 2 inches of mulch.
• This will protect the tree’s roots.
• Do not let the mulch cover the tree trunk.
• It will also discourage or prevent fungus, disease, rot or insect infestation.
• Fertilize the linden tree each spring and throughout the growing season.
• Prune the linden tree each autumn.
• Remove any diseased or dead branches with pruning shears.

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