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American Sycamore Tree Platanus occidentalis

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

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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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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

    Shipping Alert:

    You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

    Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

    We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

    Zone Map
    Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
    Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
    Zone 5 Week of April 11th
    Zone 6 Week of March 28th
    Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

    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-$78.99 $19.95
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    So happy!

    My little Sycamore babes are growing beautifully. I was initially disappointed in their appearance but they are doing great. For the price and service, I am very pleased with what we have. American Sycamore Tree American Sycamore Tree Review
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    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
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    Nice Little Tree

    My experience was a good one. This was the first time I ordered from this company and I wasn't sure what I was going to get. The tree came just as described on the website. It was bare root packed in dirt and plastic. The tree looked good and healthy when it arrived. It took me a day to get it in the ground and I was fortunate. We had a week of heavy showers so I think that helped it to survive. It has been a little over a month now and it actually has new leaves sprouting. I am so pleased with this little sycamore. I would certainly recommend this one and based on this experience, I am looking for another tree to plant in my yard. American Sycamore Tree American Sycamore Tree Review
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    Awesome little tree!

    Super pleased with my purchase. The tree came in a true 6’ with good roots. Put her right in the ground (with no root starter I might add). Two weeks later, we had a hurricane (Dorian). She had the leans afterwards but, nothing that couldn’t be fixed. She didn’t loose ONE LEAF! I will purchase more trees from them. American Sycamore Tree Review