American Planetree Tree

Bare-root. Ships 3 - 4' Tall.
Item #146586
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About the American Sycamore ‘Planetree’

American planetree is also known as the American Sycamore, Buttonwood, or Buttonball tree. It is a deciduous shade tree that grows large and is one of the largest hardwood trees, by diameter, in North America. It is native to North Carolina and can be found throughout the state, although it is more common and larger along streams and bottom land.

Plantree is often planted for shade and habitats for wildlife. American Planetree produces distinctive brown, 1” seed balls on long stringy stalks which hang on the tree all winter long. This sycamore is very adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Planetree is surprisingly drought-tolerant when established. Plant this native tree in a wide open space and maintenance will be a breeze.

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Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 4 - 9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 60 - 100' tall x 60 - 100' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 60 - 100' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow shade trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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