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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones


    On a winter's day, the sight of the sycamore's bright white trunk against a blue sky is breathtaking. This tree can grow to massive proportions when well-sited and should be given plenty of space. This beautiful tree can be messy.

    Latin Name

    Platanus occidentalis


    Family

    Platanaceae


    Also Known As

    American Plane Tree Buttonwood


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Bloom Season

    April - April


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 100'
    Max Spread: 100'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree
  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern and central United States


    History

    Like many other historic luminaries of his time, Thomas Jefferson admired and planted the sycamore.


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