Latin: Platanus occidentalis
Other common names: sycamore, american planetree, buttonball-tree, buttonwood
Mature Height: 60-120 ft.
Soil / Climate: prefers rich, moist soil.
Notes: largest of any American hardwood. Large, wide spreading limbs. Leaves are large, palmately veined, four to ten inches across, with a shiny green top suface and pale underneath. Bark is mottled with browns, yellows, and greens against a white background. Single buttonball fruits have a hairy nut-like seeds hanging from a slender stem. Valuable timber tree.
Wildlife: Seed is eaten by a wide variety of birds.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Sycamore trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.