Sycamore Trees

Platanus occidentalis

Woodie's Take: As far as fast-growing shade trees go, this is one of the fastest. Sycamore Trees are very sturdy due to thier deep root system. The roots grow down instead of along the surface which allows grass to grow underneath. The high canopy still allows room underneath for activities.

Growzone: 4-9

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3 Gal (5-6 Ft) $99.95
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Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus $14.95
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15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt $14.95
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This Plants Growzone: 4-9
Growing Zones: 4-9
Mature Height: 70 to 80 feet
Mature Width: 40 to 50 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous tree, Shade Tree
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Upright, Tall
Foliage: Glossy Green,Yellow
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Pruning Season: No pruning needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established

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Sycamore Trees are fast-growing trees able to grow quickly up to heights of 80 feet tall. They produce a large canopy of big light green leaves that spread out and cover the tree creating dense shade. This tree is very tolerant of various soil and growing conditions Highly recommended as a fast-growing shade tree.

  • Tolerates wet soil and air pollution.
  • Fantastic as a shade tree.
  • The foliage resembles the sycamore of the British Isles.
  • Fast-growing.

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Full Description

The beautiful American Sycamore Tree is able to grow quickly up to heights of 80 feet tall, with a large canopy of big light green leaves that spread out and cover the tree. This tree is very tolerant of soil and growing conditions, highly recommended as a shade tree.


Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased American Sycamore plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of American Sycamore to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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