Mexican Sycamore (Platanus mexicana)
- Height: 50’+
- Width: 30-40’
- Moderate Growth Rate
- Light: Full Sun
- Large leaves with white undersides
- Attractive stripping bark
- Deciduous (loses leaves in winter)
Tolerances:Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes:attractive seeds or fruit
Features:Upright form; peeling park; round seed balls; and large leaves with silvery undersides.
Comments:Resistant to bacterial leaf scorch and drought conditions.
Problems:Fruit and leaf drop. May not be cold tolerant.
Description: An extremely fast-growing, upright shade tree with leaves that are very broad with a rich green color on the upper surface and a silvery underside. The bark of this tree is extremely ornamental with a mottled pattern that occurs as it exfoliates. Very well adapted to our area, we highly recommend this tree!
Size: 40' - 50' H x 40' - 50' W
Sun/Water: Full Sun to partial shade, low to moderate water (somewhat tolerant to drought and flooding.)
Zones: 7 - 10