American Sycamore, platanus occidental

American Sycamore, platanus occidental
Item# DA-americansycamore
$1.75
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Product Description

Approximately 5000 Seeds available as of Jan. 11, 2014.

The American Sycamore, also call Buttonwood or the American Plane Tree is considered one of the largest hardwood trees in North America, especially in diameter. It may be found throughou the states but is most abundant and grows to its largest size along streams and on rich buttomlands. The American Sycamore is easily recognized because of its multi-colored, mottled bark. The leaves are usually three to four lobed and ar divided by broad, shallow sinuses. Leaves are usually 4 to 7 inches long and broad, with palmate veining and toothed edges. Its fruit is a ball, about 1 inch in diameter, that breaks up when ripe to disperse small, elongated seeds surrounded by many fine hairs which permit them to be carried afar by the wind. The American Sycamore can reach 80-110 feet in height and its trunk 3-8 feet. It's cold hardy to zone 3.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in water for 24 hours. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification