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American Sycamore Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
American Sycamore Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

American Sycamore Tree (2-3 Foot)

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🧬Scientific Name: Platanus occidentalis

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9

American Sycamore is a large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 75-100 feet (22.9-30.5 m) and a spread of 75-100 feet (22.9-30.5 m). The foliage of American Sycamore is deciduous, with broad, palmately lobed leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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Sycamore – Famous for Camouflage Patterned Bark

Why Sycamore (Platanus Occidentalis)?

Platanus occidentalis is indigenous to the eastern and central parts of the United States. It is also known as the American sycamore, the occidental plane, the American planetree, buttonwood, the western plane, and water beech. The speckled bark of an American sycamore tree peels away in vast, irregular chunks, making the surface of the tree seem mottled and various shades of gray, greenish-white, and brown. This feature allows the tree to be differentiated from other species of trees.

Indigenous peoples of North America used Sycamore for a wide range of therapeutic applications, including but not limited to treatments for gynecological, respiratory, and gastrointestinal issues.

Although it has a coarse grain and is difficult to work with, it has been used to manufacture furniture and musical instruments. Its primary usage, however, has been in constructing boxes and crates.

The American sycamore can tolerate the atmosphere of a big city and was formerly widely planted as a shade tree.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for American Sycamore Tree (2-3 Foot) (Platanus occidentalis):

  • 📏Size: American Sycamore is a large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 75-100 feet (22.9-30.5 m) and a spread of 75-100 feet (22.9-30.5 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of American Sycamore is deciduous, with broad, palmately lobed leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In spring, American Sycamore produces greenish-yellow, ball-like flowers in hanging clusters. The flowers are followed by round, brown seed balls that persist on the tree through winter.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: American Sycamore has a massive, rounded crown with sturdy, spreading branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: American Sycamore thrives in full sun and prefers open, sunny sites.
  • 🪨Soil: American Sycamore prefers moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay or sandy soils.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: American Sycamore is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: American Sycamore prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of American Sycamore should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or damaged branches and prune to maintain a central leader.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: American Sycamore is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to anthracnose and powdery mildew. Regular care can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of American Sycamore Tree (2-3 Foot) (Platanus occidentalis):

American Sycamore flowers are monoecious, with separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male flowers release pollen, which is carried by the wind to the female flowers for pollination. Once pollinated, the female flowers develop into round seed balls that contain many small, hairy seeds. These seed balls are a familiar sight in winter and are often called "buttonballs" or "monkey balls." American Sycamore is an impressive and majestic tree, valued for its massive size, distinctive mottled bark, and shade-providing canopy. It is often planted as a shade tree in parks, along streets, and in large landscapes. American Sycamore also plays a vital ecological role, providing habitat and food for various birds and wildlife species. Efforts to conserve and protect this iconic tree species aim to safeguard its contributions to biodiversity and maintain its cultural and environmental significance.



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