Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Forest, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover, Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

75 to
100
feet

Spread:

75 to
100
feet
Size
Height: 75 to
100
feet
Spread: 75 to
100
feet
Size
Height: 75 to
100
feet
Spread: 75 to
100
feet
Typical Landscape Use
These are big trees and are best used as shade trees in large spaces or along stream banks.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Plant in moist soil. Found naturally along streams and rivers.
Special Features
Interesting Bark
Special Usage
Basic Description

A big tree with large leaves that can grow 9 in. across. A mature tree develops a massive trunk with an open wide-spreading crown. The bark is especially beautiful in winter when large patches of creamy white inner bark are prominent.

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