American Sycamore

  • American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

    Sycamore1 Family: Platanaceae

    Sycamores typically grow in deep moist soils near rivers, streams, and lakes.

    A sycamore can grow to massive proportions and can become more than 6 feet in diameter and more than 120 feet tall. The largest sycamores have been measured to be more than 160 feet tall and nearly 13 feet in diameter.

    The sycamore tree is often divided near the ground into several secondary trunks. Spreading limbs at the top make an irregular, open crown. Roots are fibrous. The trunks of large trees are often hollow.