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Platanus x hispanica

This hybrid sycamore has very handsome bark - peeling, smooth cream and taupe colored. Green seed balls turn brown and fuzzy before falling in winter. Adaptable to many soil conditions.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
40-80 ft
Width:
30-60 ft
Water Needs:
Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
round
Fall color:
Yellow
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Some cultivars are suseptable to anthracnose and powdery mildew
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, Yes for 'Columbia' cultivar, 6' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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