Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 70 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 50 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Platanus occidentalis
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The Fastest Growing Sycamore
The American Sycamore is very popular for residential landscaping because of its fast growth (up to 6 ft. a year) and thick canopy... which provides tons of shade.
You can count on your American Sycamore to quickly grow into a symmetrical shade tree or ornamental tree. Just plant and watch it grow! The tree's many branches develop large green palmate leaves that turn to gold in the fall.
Its dense leaves make it an excellent shade provider for your home... big leaves drop when the weather cools, allowing in plenty of sun when you need it most!
And it's so easy to grow!
- Adaptable to most soils
- Thrives in both warm and cold climates
- Grows just about anywhere, even harsh environments
- Just plant it in the ground and add water
This Sycamore develops smooth, white bark in the winter, adding additional seasonal interest. Plant one in your own yard and say good-bye to sweltering summer afternoons.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Amazing Shade Coverage - Caveat Allergens
The primary reason we chose this tree is because we wanted natural shade in the Southern California summer days. We bought this tree back in 2011 and had arrived as a rather dubious stick with a few leaves. However, once we planted it, it really took off! Year after year the canopy grew to a gorgeous foliage that covers most of our back-yard. Now we have this beautiful and very pleasant shade that allows us eat outside and to idle away with our favorite books every summer. There are two caveats that one needs to consider: First, since this is a deciduous tree, our majestic canopy tends to wither and fall during the winter. So be prepared to do plenty of leave raking. The second caveat is a bit more serious for me: I suffer from seasonal allergies and just found out that our tree can really wreak havoc on my system whenever I trim it or work on it. There is such a thing as "planetree allergens". So it's advisable to wear a dust mask when doing extensive work on this type of tree. Nevertheless we love our tree; this has been an excellent choice to give us the wonderful shade that we need in summer.
They were a little beat up when they arrived. Other than that, they were good.
Doing Great So Far!
The Tree was delivered VERY quick. The packaging was perfect and the tree shipped safely. I planted and watered per the instructions and after only 5 weeks the tree is covered in leaves and growth! I highly recommend this!
Better Than Expected
I have purchased trees and other plants online before but this one exceeded my expectations. The tree came well packaged and undamaged. I stands 6 foot tall and the branches had leaves when it arrived. The instructions were well written and it looks great in our back yard area. I can get 6 foot trees from the local box stores but not the sycamore. We are very pleased with the purchase, the delivery and the support from Fast Growing Trees.
Very happy with this tree. It is everything I was expecting. Very tall good root system and buds and whole tree appear healthy.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|