Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore)
Habit: Extremely large, fast growing canopy tree reaching heights of 75-100 feet tall. Can grow a massive trunk with striking, multi-branched limbs that seemingly reach to the sky. Great as a specimen or within native planting.
Most native Sycamores suffer from anthracnose disease in early spring. Trees will lose their early leaves to the disease but will re-leaf midway into spring after most other trees have already leafed out. Due to beautiful bark we have never found this to be a bother.
Color: Known for its beautiful, mottled, flaking bark. Upper bark on older specimens is snowy white. Beautiful tree year round and especially in winter.
Culture: Highly adaptable but reaches its greatest height and size in bottomland well-drained moist soil.