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- American Sycamore- Platanus occidentalis Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Mature Height- 75-100 feet Mature Width-40-45' feet Bloom Season- Spring Sun or Shade- Sun
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Sycamore Seedlings- Platanus occidentalis
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The species Plantanus Occidentalis is native to North America and it is also known by The following species American Sycamore, Occidental Plane, American Planetree, and Buttonwood. Platanus Occidentalis is derived from the Greek word (platanos) which means that and the Latin word occidentalis which means "of the west" and sycamore comes from an ancient Greek word (sūkomoros) which means "fig-mulberry".
The American Sycamore tree have different characteristics that show the differences from other trees, by its irregular masses composed of mottled bark, leaving the surface mottled, brown and gray and greenish-white. The Sycamore clearly shows how it splits, infill and stretches its growing trunk of its bark. On the other hand, other trees do not clearly show the bark growing trunk when it infill, splits and stretches. The reason why you and see the growth more in a Sycamore is that the bark tissue lacks elasticity in its rigid texture. The Sycamore is not able to stretch its underwood to accommodate its growth, so the tree just sheds the bark off.
Sycamores have massive diameters and grow in deep soils and may grow up to 30 to 40 meters high. Also, Sycamore trees have several secondary trunks, often divided near the ground and are very free from branches. The limbs of a Sycamore have an open head and are irregular at the top. In addition, the roots are fibrous fans the trunks are hollow.
Sycamore trees are also known for their sticky leaves have green buds. Sycamore trees usually don't have axils in their leaves, a file is tiny buds that produce leaves for the year to come. Sycamore trees have a petiole instead of an adult and it encloses its buds like a close-fitting case at the base of the petiole.
The bark of a Sycamore tree is known for its reddish-brown color and it's broken into plate-like scales that are oblong in shape. Also, as you move higher up the bark, the color is light gray and the texture is smooth and the whole thing freely separates in to slim plates, pale yellow in color or greenish or white and peel off from the surface.
The American Sycamore, otherwise known as a buttonball or buttonwood tree, is the largest indigenous tree in North America. Because of this, Sycamores require a lot of space to grow. These trees require clay, sandy, or loamy soils and average to wet conditions. A fast grower, the Sycamore can grow over 2 feet each year. Sycamores make great shade trees in large yards or fields. Sycamores are large trees that will house a variety of wildlife, from squirrels to wild birds. The seeds produced are eaten by birds and other small animals. The appearance of the bark is unique and multi-colored, featuring shades of green, brown and yellow against white, as the old bark sheds away. The leaves on this tree are very large, up to ten inches wide, and feature a glossy green top and a soft, white underside. They closely resemble Maple leaves. The seeds grow in balls, hence the name buttonball tree.These hardy trees are used in areas where the soil is hard packed and not suitable for other growth. They also make a nice addition to parks and river banks, as well as wetland and floodplain areas. The ability to survive in very wet soils makes this tree a natural for areas where other hardwoods fail. Considered a valuable timber tree, the trunk of a mature Sycamore can measure up to ten feet in diameter. Trees such as Sycamores are natural noise buffers and offer excellent shade while being tolerant of urban as well as rural conditions. These trees are shipped in containers to your home for quick planting and superior plant health.