Platanus occidentalis

American Plane Tree

Sycamores, or Plane Trees, are wonderful in parks and along avenues, where they have ample room to grow. Not only do they lose their large maple-like leaves in autumn, but their bark peels off in large patches to reveal the white inner bark. Use their long stalks with brown, round seed clusters in dried flower arrangements. Some species tolerate city conditions, and all tolerate severe pruning. Susceptible to blight and, in the desert, chlorosis. Leaf anthracnose is a problem in cool, moist seasons and climates. Rake and dispose of dead leaves.
Platanus occidentalis, American Plane Tree
Taller than the London Plane Tree, it also has whiter bark. More prone to disease than other Plane trees. Does not tolerate city conditions.

Attributes - Platanus occidentalis

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 70 ft. to 100 ft.

Width: 100 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates, Wet Soil. Drought Tolerant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.

Related Plants

Platanus x acerifolia, Platanus racemosa wrightii
 
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