Sycamore (Platanus wrightii)
- Other common name Arizona Sycamore
- Deciduous tree with ornamental mottled bark for winter interest
- Can grow to be a majestic shade tree that is a perfect fit for a lawn, green spaces, and in mesic landscape designs
- Attracts butterflies
Sycamore or Arizona Sycamore, botanical name Platanus wrightii, is a Southwestern native that can grow to be a large and majestic deciduous tree with a spreading canopy that can cast cooling shade during those hot and bright summer days, and let the warmth of the sun in when it loses its leaves in the winter! They have beautiful light green leaves, and when it drops its leaves, it reveals a gorgeous white bark that peels back to reveal a mottled patchwork that adds winter interest! We like to plant them as a lawn tree, shade tree and plant them in any spot where it can grow and be enjoyed by the entire family!
Sycamore trees are rugged and thrive in a spot that gets plenty of full sun exposure. Once established, they have low to moderate watering needs, and the roots of these trees are good soil binders so that they can prevent excessive erosion.
The Arizona Sycamore is a favorite tree throughout the Southwest for both homeowners and landscapers alike because of its impressive size, canopies of shade, and subtle beauty. Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing Platanus wrightii Sycamore trees in our local climate for over 20 years so that we can assure their quality is the best you’ll find anywhere!
Moon Valley Nurseries has got you covered whether you are replacing damaged trees, remodeling your yard, or looking to replace the trees the builders chose when you purchased a new home! Visit any of our nurseries today and take advantage of our professional landscape design consultations!
Great shade tree, and when used in large spaces, as a lawn tree, or in mesic landscape designs
Upright, rugged deciduous shade tree that is stiff and informal
Woody deciduous perennial, moderately upright, open and irregular to 50 feet tall
Park style, larger shade tree