Sycamore

Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Rain Gardens

Height: 75 - 100'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: Yellow (male) & Red (female)

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average, medium to wet, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, American Planetree, Occidental Plane, Buttonwood, Water Beech

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Description

Sycamore is a large deciduous tree, unique in the landscape for its irregular form and striking grey-white mottled bark. In the winter the Sycamore’s light grey bark stands out against the bare landscape surrounding it. It is commonly used for naturalized plantings or as a single specimen, and it can grow 75-100′ tall. Sycamore prefers medium to wet, well-draining soil, and it can tolerate a variety of inhospitable soil conditions, including low oxygen levels and high pH. The seeds feed birds and small mammals in winter, and older specimens form cavities which provide shelter for a variety of birds and mammals. Sycamore plays host to the Sycamore Tussock Moth, pictured above.


 

Additional information

Height

75 – 100'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April

Bloom Color

Yellow (male) & Red (female)

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average, medium to wet, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Platanus occidentalis, American Sycamore, American Planetree, Occidental Plane, Buttonwood, Water Beech

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.