Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

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Latin: Platanus occidentalis

Zones: 4-9

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.

Additional information on Platanus occidentalis can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in


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