American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

American sycamore
  • Bloom/Foliage: Green turns yellow-brown
  • Height: 75-100
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  • Zone: 4
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  • Description:

    Sycamore is generally regarded to be the most massive tree indigenous to eastern North America. It is a deciduous, usually single-trunk tree that typically grows to 75-100' (less frequently to 150') tall with horizontal branching and a rounded habit. Trunk diameter typically ranges from 3-8', with some records up to 16'. The signature ornamental feature of this huge tree is its brown bark which exfoliates in irregular pieces to reveal creamy white inner bark. Mature trees typically display mottled white bark that facilitates identification from great distances.

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