|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.
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
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.