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  Sycamore (American Planetree)  
Common Name: Sycamore (American Planetree)
Latin Name: Platanus occidentalis
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Poorly drained sites, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, attractive seeds or fruit
Features: Old bark flakes off to reveal pale new bark. Round fruit is a mass of small seeds.
Comments: Provide plenty of room and a moist site. Mexican Sycamore (P. mexicana) is more drought-tolerant.
Problems: Fruit and leaf drop. Anthracnose, stem cankers.
Firewise: Yes
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