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Platanus occidentalis



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Platanus occidentalis
American sycamore

A beautiful but weedy native tree, the sycamore is best recognized by its stately creamy-white exfoliating bark. Unfortunately, it is extremely susceptible to anthracnose, so most specimens seen in urban areas are most likely Platanus x hispanica.

Habit:Oval to rounded, with crooked branching
Size:75-100' high
Color:Medium to dark green, becoming tan to brown in autumn
Texture:Coarse
Hardiness:Zone 5a USDA
Habitat:Maine - Florida - Texas - Mexico - Iowa
Family:Platanaceae

 
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