Sycamore American

Sycamore American

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Height: 90 feet

Spread: 70 feet

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4b

Other Names: American Planetree, Buttonwood

Description:

A common riverbank tree in eastern North America, with a large, spreading habit of growth, interesting leaves and beautiful creamy white mottled bark; large and imposing, a great shade tree for larger landscapes; somewhat susceptible to disease

Ornamental Features

Sycamore has green foliage throughout the season. The large serrated lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The mottled silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Sycamore is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy
  • Disease

Sycamore is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Sycamore will grow to be about 90 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 70 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Shade
Applications
Bark Winter Value Attracts Wildlife
Ornamental Features
Size 30 Gallon

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Important Info

Please remember that trees are living things that need care, especially when newly planted. It will be essential for you to properly water your tree to keep it healthy and happy.

Sprinkler systems are only designed to water the top few inches of soil for grass growth, and do not reach the deeper roots of a tree.

In addition, put a hose on “trickle” and leaving it is a very easy way to OVER WATER your tree. Over watering is much more detrimental then underwatering. You need to know the actual amount of water you are giving the tree in order to help it thrive.  We highly recommend using a tree watering bag to ensure you get the proper amount of water all the way to the bottom roots.  You can find a basic water guide here (PDF). Please keep in mind this is only a general guide and you will need to make adjustments as necessary for your specific tree and soil conditions.   We are here to help, so please call us with any questions or concerns.  

Installation is optional for trees and shrubs 15 gallon and larger.

– Install 15 gallon $50ea.
– Install 30-45 gallon $175ea.
– 65 gallon installation is required and included in the purchase price.

When Fossil Creek installs your tree or shrub it will include the following:

– Proper installation of the tree or shrub in the location you indicate.
– The first round of Root Stimulant to help promote root growth.
– Mulch to help retain moisture and give your tree a clean finished look.

Not included:
– Tree staking.
– This can be done for an additional fee, please contact us for details
– Removal of existing trees or shrubs.Removal of stumps.

Delivery is available up to 25 miles from our tree farm. Pricing varies by distance, and will be calculated at checkout.

Trees, shrubs and plants (over 3 gallons)

• Trees, shrubs or plants not planted by Fossil Creek are guarantee for 90 days at 50% replacement cost.

• Shrubs or plants planted by Fossil Creek are guaranteed for 1 year at 50% replacement cost, so long as a properly functioning, automatic irrigation system is present.

• Trees planted by Fossil Creek are guaranteed for 1 year at 50% replacement cost, so long as there is a tree bag or properly functioning bubbler present.

• Acts of nature (such as wind or hail damage, insect/pest infestation, etc.), lack of maintenance (such as excessive over watering or under watering), and/or conditions beyond our control will void the warranty.

• Freeze damaged trees, shrubs or plants will not be warranted.If the tree, shrub, or plant is dead when we arrive, the warranty is void.

• Any tree, shrub or plant found to be warrantable by Fossil Creek will only be replaced one time.

We are trusting you to love and care for your trees and plants. Please call, email, send pictures right away if you have questions or concerns. We want you to be a successful gardener and have a yard you enjoy making memories in!

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