American Sycamore Trees


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The American Sycamore (Platanus Ocidentalis) is generally regarded to be the most massive tree indigenous to eastern North America. It typically matures to a height of 75-100’ (less frequently to 150’) tall with horizontal branching and a rounded habit. Trunk diameter typically ranges from 3-8’, with some records up to 16’. The signature ornamental feature of this huge tree is its brown bark which exfoliates in irregular pieces to reveal creamy white inner bark. The large 3-5 lobed medium to dark green leaves (4-10” wide) have coarse marginal teeth. In fall, foliage typically turns a yellow-brown. Small, non-showy, flowers appear in small rounded clusters in April. Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils. Prefers rich, humusy, consistently moist soils. Generally tolerant of most urban pollutants.

Prefers full sun/partial shade

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