Platanus occidentalis
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 23-30 metres; 75-100 feet Spread: 23-30 metres; 75-100 feet Sun: Full sun Water: Medium to wet Fruit: Showy; seeds eaten by winter finches Bloom Colour: Red (female), Yellow (male) Tolerates: Air pollution, deer Culture: Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Sycamore is generally tolerant of most urban pollutants. Noteworthy Characteristics: Sycamore is generally regarded to be the most massive tree indigenous to eastern North America. The signature ornamental feature of this huge tree is its brown bark which exfoliates in irregular pieces to reveal creamy white inner bark. Native Americans hollowed out trunk sections for dugout canoes.