American Sycamore Tree

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  • 5
    Beautiful Healthy Trees

    Posted by Blake Taylor on Dec 09 , 2020

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great. And the trees are amazing. Also beautiful colors.

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April


American Sycamore Tree: Platanus occidentalis is an Easily Identifiable, Exfoliating Bark Tree.

The American Sycamore Trees' exfoliating bark provides another significant feature, making it easily identifiable. In mature trees, the bark peels back naturally to reveal cream-colored or green-tinged trunks. The plant's seed pods are also readily distinguishable. Clusters of two to seven seed balls emerge on trees in late summer, after the less significant flowers fade. The seed balls disintegrate and release tiny seeds, which are consumed by wildlife. In summer, this tall shade tree's broad leaves make it an attractive and practical addition to the landscape. The leaves are dark green and lobed with rough edges.


American Sycamore Trees Grows Fast and Gets Very Colorful In Fall

The American Sycamore Trees does withstand urban pollutants and can thrive in urban areas. In southeastern regions of the United States, the Tree does well in rain gardens or other areas with moisture. In the western United States, the California Sycamore also prefers humidity but will withstand drought once mature. As an indigenous plant, the Tree's wood has been put to practical use by Native Americans and Europeans. The Tree has a history of being used for canoes, musical instruments, and building materials. Currently, the Tree grows in both natural and planned landscapes. The beautiful American Sycamore Tree ("Planatus occidentalis") appeals to property owners as a shade and acceptable wood source. This deciduous Tree prefers river valleys but will adapt well to yards and parks. Native to the Eastern half of North America, it possesses a distinctive appearance due to its naturally peeling bark, producing impressive silvery-white tree trunks. Some ancient American Trees attain heights upwards of 80 feet.

The trees achieve average heights in the low 30-foot range after two decades.


The Platanus Occidentalis, known more commonly by the names American Sycamore Tree, Buttonwood Tree, and Buttonball Tree. Its a prominent, deciduous, tall-growing member of the Platanacae family found throughout the United States. Typically, the Tree is found in moist areas of low elevation, growing near lowland streams and by the riverbank in the flatter parts of the country. The Tree is ideally grown in USDA Growing Zones 4 – 9 and reaches up to 100 feet tall when fully mature. The American Sycamore has an equally sizeable maximum spread, reaching up to 100 feet in total diameter. 


 The flowers of the Tree bloom starting in the late Spring, with female flowers being reddish in color and male flowers taking on a more yellowish characteristic appearance. Its female flowers produce a furry circular fruiting body with a maximal width of up to 1.5 inches, and these fruiting bodies become ripe during the later Fall months of the year. The leaves of the American Sycamore are a darker green color with a maximum spread of up to 10 inches wide. 


 The bark of this Tree typically acquires a unique whitish color, making the Tree easy to identify in areas of high vegetation.

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