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Tilia Heterophylla Vent belongs to the family of Tiliaceae.

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Tilia Heterophylla Vent also known as White Basswood is a medium-sized to large deciduous tree belonging to the family Tiliaceae.

Overview of Tilia Heterophylla Vent

• Tilia heterophylla is a native to mesic forests in eastern North America from central New York south to northernmost Florida and west to Missouri.
• It is most common in the Appalachian Mountains.
• It has white hairs on the underside of the leaves.
• Tilia heterophylla can grow up to a height of 27 m.
• It has a trunk up to 90 cm diameter.
• The leaves are large and very unequal at the base.
• They are 7–19 cm long and 6–14 cm broad.
• They have a finely toothed margin.
• They are light green and smooth above.
• The flowers are produced in clusters of 10–24 together.
• The fruit is spherical.
• It has 13 mm diameter.
• The wood is called basswood.
• The young leaves are edible.
• It can be made into a mild-flavored tea.

Uses of Tilia Heterophylla Vent

• Anti-inflammatory
• Respiratory problems: colds, fever, flu, sore throat, bronchitis, cough
• 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 Heterophylla Vent

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

Growing/Caring conditions for Tilia Heterophylla Vent

• 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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