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Platanus occidentalis

Sycamore

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Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore)

This large tree develops a massive trunk with an open wide-spreading crown and has leaves that can grow to nine inches in width. In winter, the tree's characteristic large patches of creamy white inner bark are prominent making it a winter landscape standout.

Additional Information:


Height
75-100 Feet

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Spread
75-100 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Winter (Nov-Mar)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting