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A look at Audubon Native American Sycamore bark, brown-gray colored exfoliating bark breaks away to show a whitish colored underbark, surrounded by pictures of birds
A close up of the Audubon American Sycamore showing the exfoliating bark and the large, dark green leaves
An Audubon American Sycamore planted in a landscape and covered in the dark green leaves
A single leaf of the Audubon American Sycamore showing off the light green to yellow color on a white background
An Audubon American Sycamore covered in bright green leaves in a black grower pot on a white background
Native Regions map for American Sycamore
Carolina Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
Dark-Eyed Junco
Purple Finch
A look at Audubon Native American Sycamore bark, brown-gray colored exfoliating bark breaks away to show a whitish colored underbark, surrounded by pictures of birds
A close up of the Audubon American Sycamore showing the exfoliating bark and the large, dark green leaves
An Audubon American Sycamore planted in a landscape and covered in the dark green leaves
A single leaf of the Audubon American Sycamore showing off the light green to yellow color on a white background
An Audubon American Sycamore covered in bright green leaves in a black grower pot on a white background
Native Regions map for American Sycamore
Carolina Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
Dark-Eyed Junco
Purple Finch

DENSE AND SYMMETRICAL ENERGY SAVING RESIDENTIAL TREE

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: owls, woodpeckers, wood ducks, warblers, finches, chickadees, and juncos

  • In spring and summer, foliage is large green leaves that is very dense 
  • In the fall, those big green leaves turn a bright gold color 
  • Large canopy will shield your home from hot weather with its full and symmetrical foliage 
  • Energy and money-saver tree
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: AL, AR, MS

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 75-90' tall
  • Mature Width: 50-70' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Spacing: 50-70' apart

Audubon® Native American Sycamore Treeling

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Audubon® Plants for Birds: Platanus occidentalis

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DENSE AND SYMMETRICAL ENERGY SAVING RESIDENTIAL TREE

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: owls, woodpeckers, wood ducks, warblers, finches, chickadees, and juncos

  • In spring and summer, foliage is large green leaves that is very dense 
  • In the fall, those big green leaves turn a bright gold color 
  • Large canopy will shield your home from hot weather with its full and symmetrical foliage 
  • Energy and money-saver tree
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: AL, AR, MS

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 75-90' tall
  • Mature Width: 50-70' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
  • Spacing: 50-70' apart

Why plant Audubon® Native American Sycamore Treeling?

For birds, a grand old American Sycamore is the perfect place to perch and survey the world below. This regal tree grows quickly to become a dominant feature of the forest (or of your landscape) and is a true friend to wildlife. Cavity-nesting birds like owls, woodpeckers, and wood ducks often find a home in the hollows that form in old trees. And finches, chickadees, and juncos eat the seeds that hang in fluffy “buttonballs” from the branches in fall and winter. The Cerulean Warbler—possibly threatened—prefers to feed and nest at great heights and favors Sycamore Trees.

The mighty Sycamore Tree inhabits a large area of the eastern U.S., from Maine to Florida and west to southern Minnesota and Texas. Wherever it finds a sunny, moist site in which to germinate and grow, it has the potential to be the most massive and impressive tree in all the land. Few of the true giants remain, such as the incredible specimen George Washington reported seeing as he travelled down the Ohio River one day. On an island in the river, he found a Sycamore measuring nearly 13 feet in diameter. Other trees, larger still and hollow inside, have been used in the past to shelter livestock, or to even house a pioneer family until a log cabin could be built!

How to use Audubon® Native American Sycamore Treeling in the landscape?

Also known as the Buttonball Tree, the Sycamore Tree carries its seeds in fluffy balls that dangle from the branches. These seed balls may attract native birds to your yard, such as purple finches, goldfinches, chickadees, and juncos.

Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

How To Plant Audubon® Native American Sycamore Treeling

The fast-growing Sycamore Tree is easy to grow in a sunny site in average to moist soil. Give Sycamore plenty of elbow room. It can be used as a street tree, although the look-alike you often see on city streets is usually the London Plane Tree, a hybrid tree with Sycamore as a parent. One issue that may occur with Sycamore is a disease called anthracnose, which sounds worse than it is. It causes the new growth to die back as if hit by frost. The tree will simply sprout new leaves to replace the damaged ones. The disease is more likely to occur in particularly cool, wet springs.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Pruning a Sycamore is no hassle! Prune away any dead or diseased branches.

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How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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