Sycamore - American

Platanus occidentalis
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9


The American Sycamore is a majestic and robust deciduous tree that adds grandeur and shade to large landscapes. Thriving in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 through 9, this tree is well-suited to a wide range of climates and conditions. The American Sycamore is renowned for its massive size, capable of reaching heights of 75 to 100 feet or more, with a broad, spreading canopy that provides ample shade. Its most distinctive feature is its mottled bark, which peels away in patches to reveal a mosaic of white, gray, and green underneath, creating a striking visual effect throughout the year.


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

To care for the American Sycamore, plant it in moist, well-drained soil where it can receive full sun. This tree is adaptable to various soil types but thrives best in rich, loamy soils. Regular watering is crucial, especially during its establishment phase and in dry periods, to support its rapid growth and overall health. The American Sycamore is relatively low-maintenance once established, but occasional pruning may be needed to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain its shape.

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