Sycamore, American Planetree
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium-fast: 1.5-2' per year.Mature Height - 75-100'Mature Width - 75-100'Longevity - Long: many survive 350 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Yellow green 1" ball-like clusters: late May-early JuneFruit - A spherical collection of seeds borne on a 3-6" stalk. Each seed is tiny, winged, and 0.5" long; maturing in November, disseminating in late winter.Leaf - Fall Color - Tan to brown: unrewardingBark - Gray-brown: mottled patchy exfoliating on upper trunk showing white to creamy inner layers.Other Features - In native situation along water is impressive in landscape.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Native in bottomlands, along river and stream banks: grows best in deep, moist, rich soils with good ground water in full sun. Transplants easily. Moderately drought and salt tolerantNative Habitat - Maine to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas. Introduced 1640.Diseases and Insects - Anthracnose is severe; leaf spot; does not usually kill tree.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Sycamore.- Other plants of the family Passifloraceae.- Other plants of the genus Platanus.- Other plants of the species Platanus occidentalis.