Sycamore Tree

Sycamore Tree

Sycamore Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Platanus occidentalis
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Medium to rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Large massive trunk; wide spreading open crown; crooked branches
Height:   70 to 100
Weight:   60 to 80'
Leaf:   4 to 9" alternate, simple leaf; 3 to 5 lobes; tan to brown fall color
Flower/Fruit:   1.5" globose fruit on 3 to 6" peduncle
Comments:    Leaves have a tendency to drop all summer; white mottled bark; subject to anthracnose and lace bugs
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Howard