Audubon® Native American Sycamore

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10004532

We’re proud to introduce the National Audubon Society line of native trees that have been selected to help birds and wildlife in your area! The largest and oldest North American native is the Audubon® Native American Sycamore Tree (Platanus occidentalis)! Also called the London Plane Tree, the equally large leaves and unique peeling white bark create a mottled look that is sure to draw attention to your yard!

The threatened Cerulean Warbler prefers this mighty tree and cavity-nesting birds like Owls, Woodpeckers, and Wood Ducks often find a home among the branches, and Finches, Chickadees, and Juncos eat the seed balls that appear.

These fluffy “buttonballs” dangle from the branches, persisting through winter for four-season interest. In the spring they fall to the ground, craft ready for holiday ornaments, wreaths, bird feeders...whatever your imagination can create!

Planting and Application:

Its exceptionally rapid growth and immense size make it an excellent choice as a central focal point in your yard! These energy-saving Shade Trees cool your home in the summer, while the broad limbs and high-reaching canopy creates a majestic profile!

A fantastic Tree for Backyard Birds, Sycamores provide shelter, nesting and food! Not just the seeds, but insects for their chicks too! Because Sycamores are fantastic Host Plants for many Moth and Butterfly larvae including the Sycamore Tussock Moth.

  • Immense Size & Spread & Large Distinct Leaves
  • Decorative Seed Pods For Crafts & Bird Food
  • Peeling Bark & Winter Interest
  • Thrives in Urban Conditions & Air Pollution
  • Fantastic Shade & Specimen Tree

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Sycamore Tree thrives in zones 4-9 and can attain a towering 70-100 feet tall at maturity! Highly adaptable natives that only need well-drained soil and full sun. It's tolerant of air pollution, so this tree would even thrive on a city lot.

  • Prune When Dormant
  • Plant in Enriched, Well-Drained Soil & Moderate Moisture
  • Mulch Well for Moisture Retention & Insulation
  • Towering Size & Easy Care

This bird-friendly native tree provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. Purchasing and planting native flora supports the Audubon®’s conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native American Sycamore Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Platanus occidentalis
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 70 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 60 - 80 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No