American Sycamore tree
American Sycamore Tree
American Sycamore Tree trunk
American Sycamore Tree autumn
American Sycamore Tree
American Sycamore Tree
American Sycamore Tree

American Sycamore Tree

Regular price$46.98
  • This American Sycamore Tree ships in a 1 Gallon Trade Pot
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Platanus Occidentalis - American Sycamore Tree is a large, fast growing shade tree native to North America. The mottled bark is often the most distinguishing trait, when the brown outer bark is peeled away from the trunk a lighter-colored inner bark is revealed. As the tree matures the trunk typically becomes hollow and provides all types of wildlife with shelter. Sycamores also displays large, broad, flat green leaves that can reach up to 10" wide, are divided into 3 or 5 lobes, and have coarsely toothed edges. Develops seed pods, which takes the form of a fuzzy, globular ball and provides food for wildlife. 

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America.

Pet safe, non-toxic.

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California.

Additional features: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Drought Tolerant, Fall Color, Native, Pet Safe, and Deer Resistant

This American Sycamore Tree comes in a 1 Gallon pot

Size: Mature size can reach 60' - 80' x 50' - 60'

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness zone: 4-9 View map

Native to South & North Eastern North America

Characteristics: Grows in a broad, out-reaching canopy that provides heavily dense shade. Highly distinguishable mottled color bark, reminiscent of camouflage. Large, broad, flat green leaves that turn golden yellow in autumn. Produces fuzzy, globular ball-like seed pods. Easily adaptable and low maintenance.

Growth Rate: Fast

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, rich, well-draining pH 5.0-8.0. Tolerant to different types of soil, salt and drought. Fertilize in early spring. Pruning is only necessary when branches get damaged. Susceptible to aphids and fungal disease

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

It is best not to be planted in spaces smaller than 12' apart.

Naturally grows near bodies of water and is tolerant to wet areas.

Best to transplant during spring or fall months, but if extreme temperatures aren't an issue, can be planted all year round.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 4 - 9

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J William Melsop
Sycamore Seedings

Smaller than expected but healthy. Packaging problematic.

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