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A picture of a Californian sycamore

Californian sycamore

Platanus racemosa

Also known as

Californian plane tree, Aliso, Plane tree

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

26m

Max

16m

15m

Min

10m

Californian sycamore Overview

This is a large beautiful tree with maple-like leaves, and interesting and colourful bark that exfoliates in pieces showing lighter bark underneath. It is drought resistant, but will perform very well with some deep watering. The leaves are 4-9 inches long and light green. There are seed balls hanging in cluster in the winter.

How to propagate Californian sycamore

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Seed

Layering

Layering.

Other uses of Californian sycamore

Bark and interesting leaves