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American sycamore

Platanus occidentalis

Also known as

American plane tree, Buttonwood, Western plane, Plane tree

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

21m

15m

Min

15m

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American sycamore Overview

This is a large tree with a broad open habit. The bark is creamy-white, the leaves have 5-7 lobes and are deeply cut about 4-8 inches wide, bright green and toothed. The fruits are ball-shaped and borne 3 to a cluster. They will tolerate most soils.

How to propagate American sycamore

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Seed

Layering

Layering.

Other uses of American sycamore

Specimen, bark and interesting leaves