Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand
Height: 75'-100' +
Bloom Time: March, April
Bloom Color: yellow, red
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: shade tree, showy fruit
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Platanus occidentalisAlso known as:
A stately shade tree who's trunk is the largest of any north American hardwoods, with old growth trees having been know to reach a diameter of 16'. Ornamental whitish bark peels in plaques, revealing tender green trunks.
Tolerant of airborne pollutants, it tends to be too large and messy for use in urban environments.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Possibly Extirpated: ME
|Species||Platanus occidentalis||American sycamore|