The Sycamore tree is a wonderful part of the landscape in California. As a native of the region, the characteristics which it offers are a great option for anyone that is looking for a hardy tree. Here are the details of the information needed for anyone considering this tree for landscaping or decoration.
Being a native of California, it grows best in a similar environment. The hardiness factor is a 7-10, best suited in the following locations.
- Southern states with a greater viability the farther you go south. - Western states with a greater viability the closer to the coast you can get. - Some eastern states that are below New York state.
- The Sycamore tree grows to a height of 40 to 100'. - It has a spread of 40 to 70' on average.
Tree Type and More Characteristics:
It's ornamental and a fairly heart tree. It brings shade to any area that it is placed. The canopy of the leaves and branches often spread to add a wonderful look to any landscape that it is placed.
It grows at a rate of approximately 24" per year, making it a tree that is ideal for any landscaping design that needs shade fast.
The soil requirements are fairly simple. The soil should be alkaline, with a moist and sandy texture. It must be well drained though. Too much moisture can prevent the the efficient growth.
When it comes to landscaping, the branches and foliage make for an excellent way to shade a yard. It is very hearty and fairly easy to maintain over the years. The soil maintenance is the main thing to consider for the Sycamore tree.
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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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