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Platanus mexicana /Mexican Sycamore

Platanus mexicana  / Platanus mexicana
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Scientific Name: Platanus mexicana
Common Name: Mexican Sycamore
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: A moderately fast growing, upright shade tree that can get quite large. Its large leaves are a drawback in that they are distracting in the lawn and blow about easily. The rather large fruit is on long stalks, is round and bristly. This is another minus for this species. It will grow satisfactorily in alkaline and dry soils.