©Rebecca Weller, United States, Texas, Collin Co., Oak Point Nature Preserve. 2/5/2012
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©Rebecca Weller, United States, Texas, Collin Co., Oak Point Nature Preserve. 2/5/2012
©Rebecca Weller, United States, Texas, Tarrant Co., Inspiration Point Marion Samson Park, Lake Worth Dam. 4/7/2012
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©Rebecca Weller, United States, Texas, Tarrant Co., Inspiration Point Marion Samson Park, Lake Worth Dam. 4/7/2012

Sycamore

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Platanus occidentalis

American sycamore is a good planting where a large, fast-growing tree is desired. However, the relatively weak limbs (susceptible to wind and ice damage) and the large leaves that decay slowly after falling should be considered in planting location.* 

Sold as a 3-4 ft. bare root transplant.

Growth Rate: Rapid

Soils: Clay, Sand, Loam

Moisture: Moist to Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 40-80 Feet

Mature Spread: 20-30 Feet

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Origin: Native

Deer Damage Potential: low

Uses: Lumber, Ornamental, Shade

USDA Plant Guide