Platanus occidentalis

Common name: Sycamore

Native plant

One of the fastest growing trees and the largest tree east of the Mississippi River. Three to four feet of growth per year is common for trees planted near a stream. The white and brown bark dominates the winter landscape along streams. Many leaves will fall in the summer if we have a drought. Anthracnose kills young leaves in the spring, but new leaves will be produced.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Single trunk

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellowish Catkin

Fall color



Mature height
55 Feet
Mature width
45 Feet
Max height
80 Feet
Max width
70 Feet

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