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
- Does Not Ship To:
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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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Great service and love the tree!
Excellent customer service
The staff is knowledgeable and our trees are amazing!!!
Seymore the Sycamore
Was worried ab about the shipping but came in fine. Put it in the shade for a few days gave it lots of water. Had the start of new leaves within a week and now has alot of new growth. Seems to be doing fine.
Very nice little tree
I was hesitant about ordering a tree through the mail in the heat of the summer, but it arrived in short order and in very good shape, no evidence of damage, all leaves attached and looking supple and healthy. I got it in the ground relatively quickly and it is doing fine showing no signs of stress. II know we have a few years to wait for any shade, but that's part of the joy of backyard gardening--waiting for the finished product to develop. We're very satisfied.
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.
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.
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|
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 or 4. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|