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  Carolina Basswood (Linden)  
Common Name: Carolina Basswood (Linden)
Latin Name: Tilia caroliniana
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moist
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Large, oval shade tree with interesting winged fruits.
Comments: Flowers are a favorite of honeybees. Needs plenty of room.
Problems: Aphids and powdery mildew combine to make a mess of parking areas. Suckers form at base.
Firewise: Yes
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