Platanus occidentalis

American Sycamores are large trees that are native to the eastern and central United States. This tree is easy to grow and tolerates a variety of soils and some shade. Mature trees will have mottled white bark, making it easy to identify. Trees are monoecious, meaning one tree will produce both male and female flowers. Its fruit balls contain many packed seeds which have tufts of fuzz that allows them to be carried into the wind to be dispersed. Seeds are sought after by many bird species. In the wild, they thrive along the banks of waterways, moist forests and floodplains.

Sun Exposure

Full Sun to Shade

Bloom Time

March to April

Soil Moisture


Plant Height

75-100 Feet


Songbirds During the Winter Months