American Sycamore Tree

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Bloom Season
Bloom Color
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
November Through April
Sun And Shade,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Planting Zones 4-9

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American Sycamore Tree Description

American Sycamore

The American Sycamore Tree, also called Platanus occidentalis botanically, is a thorny, sturdy, fast-growing shade tree.

The American Sycamore tree can tolerate extreme weather conditions, wet soils, salt, and pollution. This tree is native to 35 states in the United States, and the American Sycamore Tree is a staple of home garden landscapes. This tree bears a wide dome-shaped canopy that is very dense. The American Sycamore also shows leaves that appear similar to maple tree leaves. Yet, the leaves are single and alternate at each attached node. American Sycamore Trees proliferate rapidly, bearing a unique ashy-white bark that peels and looks like a jigsaw puzzle pattern. As the seasons change, the American Sycamore shows deep green leaves in spring and summer, turning a vibrant orange, gold, and red. The American Sycamore Tree can grow 70 feet tall and 50 feet wide and has a long life expectancy, between 200 and 600 years!

 Care and Maintenance

The best seasons to plant American Sycamore Trees are fall and spring. However, you can also grow in winter if the ground is dig-gable while planting in summer requires more watering to establish your American Sycamore.

American Sycamores grow between 3 and 6 feet per year. This tree has a natural inclination to establish a sturdy trunk and an aggressive root system. Planting your American Sycamore Tree too close to surrounding structures threatens the tree's health since its roots will spread to your home's water lines, foundation, or driveway. Some American Sycamores develop multiple trunks, making this a massive tree that should have its own space in your landscape.


The American Sycamore Tree is nicknamed the "buttonball tree" due to the 1-inch balls that hang from the tree. These hairy, dry fruits hang in groups of 2-7 and hold tiny seeds that drop in the fall.

Birds love the American Sycamore for shelter and food, including red-tail hawks, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and small climbing wildlife. As a result, your landscape will have a unique appeal all year when planting an American Sycamore Tree.

American Sycamore Trees are now available at TN Nursery at low prices and fast shipping.

Reviews (4)

  • 4
    American Sycamore Tree

    Posted by Bessie T on Jun 21, 2022

    Top quality trees from this company, also reliable

  • 5
    American Sycamore Tree

    Posted by Crystal Lavens on Jun 21, 2022

    Very pleased with my purchase, its exactly what I wanted

  • 5
    American Sycamore Tree

    Posted by Ola Mae Jacks on Jun 21, 2022

    The plants that I have ordered from here has never withered or died, they have always arrived healthy

  • 5
    American Sycamore Tree

    Posted by Tommie Collins on Jun 21, 2022

    Super great service


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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