London Sycamore – Exclamation, Platanus × acerifolia ‘Morton Circle’, is a symmetrical, upright pyramidal tree that has a low branching habit. This sycamore grows off of a strong central leader with exfoliating bark that is patchy cream and tan.A sycamore can be easily distinguished from other trees by its mottled exfoliating bark, which flakes off in great irregular masses, leaving the surface mottled, and greenish-white, gray and brown.‘Exclamation’ has maple-like green foliage that turns yellow in fall. This tree is resistant to frost cracking and disease. It thrives in urban settings, is a rapid grower, and tolerates heat and drought. It can be planted in a wide range of soil conditions and in full sun to partial shade.The large leaves of ‘Exclamation’ are similar to those of a Sycamore but, unlike the Sycamore, they are resistant to the anthracnose disease.This sycamore is densely branched and one of the most upright London Plane in the market.* Mottled bark* Fall color* Rapid grower.
Fast Growing Shade Tree with Ornamental Bark The London Sycamore, also known as the London Plane Tree, is a fast growing shade tree with ornamental features. One would look great in your yard where there’s significant space for it to branch out. Quite possibly the best ornamental feature of your London Sycamore is the ornamental bark. White to green patches appears on the trunk, resembling a “camouflage” pattern. Large patches of bark may peel off at various times as well, contributing to the unique affect. Your London Sycamore will grow 85-100 feet in a fraction of the time it takes other trees, and its rounded crown can spread to 80 feet. The vibrant green, star-shaped leaves contribute to its ability to provide excellent shade, and their autumn yellow color does its part to dress up your yard for fall. London Sycamores are hardy, so you can be pretty confident that planting one in your yard won’t require a lot of time or effort from you. They tolerate many conditions and even transplant well. For a Fast growing shade tree that requires little or no care, but provides some lovely ornamental features, try a London Sycamore. * Fast-growing * Ornamental bark * Fall color.
Massive, Fast-Growing Shade TreeThe American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is one of the largest and oldest North American native trees. Its exceptionally rapid growth and immense size makes it an excellent choice as a central focal point in your yard or perhaps as a border tree. It’s tolerant of air pollution, so this tree would even thrive on a city lot. Sycamores can be massive, growing to over 100 feet tall and with a crown of 70 feet in diameter. They have the largest diameter of any American hardwood, in some cases growing over 10 feet. This spectacular tree’s symmetrical canopy will provide you with a cool spot to sit through those hot summer days in a fraction of the time other shade trees require. The white bark of the Sycamore tends to peel off in places, creating a unique mottled look that is sure to draw attention to your yard in any season. Many people consider them self-pruning as you will rarely see the unsightly dead branches common to the canopies of other landscape trees. The unneeded wood from your Sycamore will even make excellent mulch for your flower beds. Native Americans used Sycamores for many medicinal purposes, and the seed balls are prized by crafters today. The Sycamore decorates itself for winter with 1 inch brown spiky balls hanging from 3-6 inch “threads”. These seed balls will appear all over your tree. In the spring they will fall to the ground, ready to be made into holiday ornaments, wreaths, bird feeders…whatever your imagination can create. With an expected age of 250 years or more, planting a Sycamore is like leaving a legacy for the generations to come.* Fast-Growing* Massive size* Long lived* Decorative seed pods.