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American Sycamore TreePlatanus occidentalis

81 reviews
  • American Sycamore Tree
  • American Sycamore Tree
  • American Sycamore Tree
  • American Sycamore Tree

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American Sycamore TreePlatanus occidentalis

81 reviews
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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 $125 $19.95
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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
    Your Growing Zone: #
      4-9 outdoors

    Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

    (hardy down to -20℉)

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    Heather V.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Beautiful trees

    I will have to say what a great experience and I love my trees! They came wrapped so cautiously I was so impressed! Great full too at the way they came because it stated to snow and got too cold to plant so I’m keeping them inside until the next heat wave!!!every plant and tree that arrive was in great shape!!!thank you I will be ordering more after these get planted!

    John A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    My Sycamore.

    Arrived promptly. Looked green and healthy. Planted it. Its sitting in 2 feet of snow. Spring time will tell. I have great expectations.

    Noble P.
    United States United States

    Overall, it was good. I can't give an honest review until next yesr when I will be able to see if the tree prospers or not.

    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Excellent Gift

    Purchased Two American Sycamore Trees as early Christmas gifts. Shipment was received quickly. Only issue was some wilted leaves during shipment which is to be expected in transit. Nice tall plants and have held up to the high winds recipient had right after they were planted. Would definitely order from Fast Growing Trees again.

    Steve E.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    what a great tree

    I purchased the large tree 3.5 to 4 years ago. This is a great tree, fast growing and glorious. Large canopy already developing. planted it in place of large Ash trees killed by the Ash Borer.