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Platanus mexicana (Mexican Sycamore)

Platanus mexicana
Mexican Sycamore

This deciduous, fast-growing riparian tree with attractive mottled bark is native to northeastern Mexico. Lush green leaves are 8" across, slightly lobed, and sport a silvery underside. Decorative dry rounded fruits are formed on long stalks. This tree handles full sun, alkaline soils, and intense heat, as long as moderate irrigation is provided.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 60 (ft)
Spread 60 (ft)
Spacing 40' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Specimen
Tolerance Drought, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Alkaline
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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