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American Sycamore Tree Platanus occidentalis

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  • American Sycamore Tree
  • American Sycamore Tree
  • American Sycamore Tree
  • American Sycamore Tree

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Regular price $129.95 Sale price

  • 6-7 ft.

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Product Details

Mature Height: 70 ft.
Mature Width: 50 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Fast
Botanical Name: Platanus occidentalis
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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      4-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

Product Description

The Fastest-Growing Symmetrical Sycamore

Why American Sycamore Trees?

The American Sycamore is very popular for residential landscaping because of its extremely fast growth. In fact, the American Sycamore can gain up to 6 feet per year, growing a thick canopy that provides tons of shade quickly.

You can count on your American Sycamore to grow into a full, symmetrical tree. The tree's many branches develop large green leaves that turn to gold in the fall, offering good looks and dense growth. This makes it excellent for shielding your home from hot summer weather or allowing in plenty of sun during winter when you need it most. And the Sycamore develops smooth, white bark in the winter, adding additional seasonal interest when other trees look drab.

So, it’s an energy and money-saver. Even better is the fact that it’s easy to grow too…adaptable to moist soil types, thriving in both warm and cold climates, and growing well with just a bit of water and sun.

Why is Better

You won’t find a healthier American Sycamore at your local nursery or garden center. Unlike other retailers, we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Sycamore with meticulous care. Now, when it’s delivered at your door, it arrives with a healthier, well-developed root system.

And because your Sycamore is delivered with better branching, it has thicker, fuller foliage…meaning it needs less water, less sun, and less care from you.

When you buy our larger sizes, you can get explosive growth and shade as soon as the first season.

Plant one in your own yard and say goodbye to sweltering summer afternoons – get your iconic American Sycamore today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Find a sunny place in your yard (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily) with well-drained soil. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball. Place the root ball in the hole, backfill the soil, and water to settle the roots. Adding mulch to the base of the tree with help with water retention, though it is not necessary.

2. Watering: Keep your tree well-watered in its first 3 years. If you get less than 1 inch of rain per week, water your tree. However, if you’re not sure when to water, simply check your soil about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry there, it’s time to water.

3. Pruning: You can shape the top of your tree by pruning, though it’s unnecessary. Prune any diseased or dead branches if you see them, as this will maintain the health of your tree.

    Shipping Details

    Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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
    $15.00-$23.99 $13.95
    $24.00-$39.99 $16.95
    $40.00-$79.99 $19.95
    $80.00-$98.99 $24.95
    $99.00-$128.99 $29.95
    $129.00-$148.99 $39.95
    $149 + FREE SHIPPING!

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    Robbie D.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great experience

    I ordered an American Sycamore and this was one of the easiest online transactions I've experienced. The tree was delivered in about 4 days, so beautiful and healthy. Took us just minutes to plant. I will be ordering Evergreens soon.

    charlotte b.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    looks great !!! waiting on a good sale for the crimson maple next

    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Growing fast!

    I purchased the 6-7' tree. It went in the dirt on June 22. Today, Sept 4, it is now 8'9". We are in Central Florida and have had pretty consistent rain. When it hasn't for a day or two, I will put a gallon of water on it. It is now starting to lean and I need to stake it soon. Very pleased with the growth and will be purchasing from FGT again! American Sycamore Tree American Sycamore Tree Review
    John W.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Love Fast Growing Trees - Great product, Fast Service

    Great tree in great condition. The scariest part was the UPS courier swinging it around complaining how it was top heavy. Fortunately it was packaged well enough to survive even UPS.

    Ed M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Beautiful Tree That Grows Like Crazy

    I bought a pair of these sycamores in late September 2018 during FGT’s TooTall Tree sale (great deal BTW). Got them quick, 2nd day after order was placed. Planted the day received. They were well packed & moist. I was a little concerned about planting so late in the season, but they showed growth before the winter set in, which surprised me. Once spring came around, they really took off growing! They were 5.5 feet tall when planted, now 3 years later they’re at least 20 feet tall. In about another year they’ll be tall enough to walk under! Once fully grown, those 2 trees will shade the entire front half of my backyard. Everything I’ve ever bought from FGT has grown great with no problems. They’re beautiful trees and I couldn’t be happier.