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Mexican Sycamore (Platanus mexicana)

DESCRIPTION

Mexican Sycamore

Platanus mexicana

  • Rapid grower that loves the Houston environment
  • Provides wide umbrella of shade
  • Unique bark is a living work of art that gets better looking with age
  • Subtle fall color

The Mexican Sycamore, botanical name Platanus Mexicana, is a majestic medium to large sized tree that can bring instant shade to any property! We love how its far-reaching canopy provides a wide umbrella of shady relief to cool anyone off during those hot and bright Texas days. It’s a gorgeous tree too, featuring dark green foliage that transforms to a crisp golden brown color in the fall with smooth, mottled, gray white bark that complements the foliage beautifully. Sycamore trees are classic and this one is no exception. This is a fast-growing shade tree that will not have you waiting too long before you can bask under the lush foliage enjoying the birds and small wildlife that this tree attracts.

Mexican Sycamore trees are drought tolerant once established and do well with full sun exposure or partial shade. They are adaptable to alkaline soils, love to grow in our local climate and will have low to moderate watering needs once established. We love this tree and they are an excellent park-style tree or street tree that can add curb appeal to any Texas landscape. This is a living work of art that gets better looking with age!

Both young and mature specimens will be a welcome addition to any landscape and we have a variety of sized available at our Big Tex Tree Nurseries. We can assure that we have the best quality trees anywhere in Texas because we custom-grow ours from our premium quality specimens. Come see these natural beauties for yourself and while you are here we recommend speaking with our nursery professionals for placement ideas or, you can always schedule a free home and business landscape design consultation!

FEATURES

Large Shade Canopy

Beautiful shaped leaves and autumn color

Fast growing