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Platanus racemosa

California Sycamore

Western Sycamore
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Platanus racemosa
Principal Common Name California Sycamore
Common Name(s) Western Sycamore
Description Native California deciduous tree grows near streams in foothills and near coast. Smooth bark sloughs off in multi-color patches.
General Comments
Nativity Southern California and Baja
Height Range 30 - 80 FT
Spread Range 20 - 50 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Papery : Rough
Form Large Tree : Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Moist : Rich
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Bark : Cold Tolerant : Frost tolerant : Heat Tolerant : Shade tolerant : Wet tolerant : Wind Resistant

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