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Sycamore

Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Rain Gardens

Height: 75 - 100'

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, 2 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

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.