Platanus occidentalis


Common Name: American sycamore
Plant Type:Tree
Light (original): sun, part sun
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:70 to 100 feet
Width:40 to 60 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moist
Soil Moisture:Mesic
Seed Ripens:fall to winter
USDA Zones:4 to 9
Flower Colour:green
Bloom Time:late spring
Comments:Showy fuzzy-looking brown fruits. Exfoliating bark.
Germination:Seed will germinate within 4 weeks if sown at 70°F
Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed requires light to germinate.
Picture Copyright: Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database