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# 19—Carolina Basswood (Tilia caroliniana)

You have come to a great tree in your search! We at Wilson's hope that you find this plant information to be helpful and interesting. Let us know if we can help you further as you search for that special tree.

Our information is based upon decades of loving trees, learning about trees, growing trees, maintaining trees, talking about trees, selling trees. planting trees, watching trees grow, enjoying the beauty of trees and being grateful to God for creating trees!

“The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.” “And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 2:9; 1:12)

Strengths and Weaknesses Listed

All trees have weaknesses and strengths. In order to thoroughly evaluate a tree, you should consider both. Let me begin by offering some strengths of Carolina Basswood and then I will describe some weaknesses. You will be happy to discover that this trees strengths overcome its weaknesses! In fact, from our viewpoint, Carolina Basswood makes our "Top-Twenty" list.  But perhaps, it will become your number #1 choice.

Strength: Large Heart Shaped Leaves

Like a Texas Red Bud, Carolina Basswood  shows off  large heart shaped leaves only on a much bigger scale. Carolina Basswood is one of those trees that is so little know and yet so beautiful. What Carolina Basswood lacks in flowers it makes up for in leaves.

Strength: A San Antonio Area Native

Carolina Basswood grows wild along streams and bottomlands in the Hill Country near San Antonio.

Strength: Large and Majestic

More people should plant this tree because it gets very large and majestic and it is also native. Its leaves also look somewhat like a mulberry yet larger. It adds a very distinctive look to any landscape making a nice contrast to our other area natives.

Strength: Fragrant Flowers

Basswood has little white flowers in late spring that are very fragrant.


This tree is so little known. It is rarely seen in nurseries.

Carolina Basswood For Sale At Wilson's
Each year we usually have a good supply of Carolina B. Typically these are sold as 5 gallon, 15 gallon, 30 gallon and 45 gallon. Larger trees are occasionally available as well. Keep in mind that each year we usually sell out of trees early in the fall season, so come early.

A Blessing For You
We hope that this plant information helps you as you search for that perfect tree. Whichever tree you choose, may it bring you many years of beauty and peace.

May you and your tree be “like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.” (Psalm 1:3)

Carolina Basswood

Tilia caroliniana

Buy Carolina Basswood Trees in Helotes at Wilson Landscape Nursery

If you are interested in buying or browsing Carolina Baswood Trees in Helotes or San Antonio, Wilson Landscape has an impressive stock of all sizes and shapes of trees. We grow all of our trees from acorns and seeds and only use the best fertilizers. We have beautiful Carolina Basswood Trees to choose from. We specialize in tree growing, and we only grown native and well adapted Texas trees, so you can be sure they will flourish. Best of all, Glenn and Sherry are plant experts and would love to answer any and all questions and concerns  about your specific tree needs. Our knowledge is something that is hard to find.  Come on in or give us a call today! 
(210) 695-2703