Sycamore Picture

Sycamore
Platanus occidentalis
Platanaceae

PurplePale Swish

Green flowers in from March & June are followed by persistent balls of seeds which dangle long into the winter from this wonderful shade tree, huge maple-like leaves, develops a massive trunk that is beautifully patterned with white patches where the older bark has peeled off irregularly in large plates creating a fantastic effect, great nesting tree, fast growing.

Moist
Sun To Part Shade
70 to 100 tall (40-60' wide)
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b
Tree

Other Names: American Plane Tree

Native Range: ME through s ON & WI to e. NB, south to n. FL & TX. Rare in ME

Sycamore Seed Packet $4.00
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