An American sycamore tree can often be easily distinguished from other trees by its mottled bark which flakes off in large irregular masses, leaving the surface mottled and gray, greenish-white and brown. The bark of all trees has to yield to a growing trunk by stretching, splitting, or infilling. The sycamore shows the process more openly than many other trees. The explanation is found in the rigid texture of the bark tissue which lacks the elasticity of the bark of some other trees, so it is incapable of stretching to accommodate the growth of the wood underneath, so the tree sloughs it off.
Binomial Name: Platanus occidentalis
Height: Over 20 Feet at Maturity
Exposure: Sun, Shade
Color: Not Applicable
Shipping: November Through April, From TN Nursery, US Mail Priority
Shipping Preparation: Bare roots dipped in tera-sorb silcone gel.
Instructions: Please inspect your shipment the same day received.
TN Nursery allows 3 days from delivery to report any issues.
If you have any issues please call TN Nursery at 931.692.4252
Plant within 3 days.
Water daily for a week after planting.
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