Platanus wrightii

Accession Count: 39
Common Name: Arizona sycamore
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Family Name: Platanaceae
Botanical Name: Platanus wrightii
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Characteristics: The Arizona sycamore can grow to up to 80 feet tall. Its exfoliating bark is white with patches of brown. The leaves can be up to 30 cm long. It has red flowers that grow in bunches of 2 to 4 and have seeds that hang on them from stalks (1).
Compound: Pla wri
Geographic Origin: Desert Southwest
Ecozone Origin: Nearctic
Biome Origin:
Natural History: This plant is native to the United States and can be found in riparian areas such as canyons and mountains.
Cultivation Notes: The Arizona Sycamore is a plant that requires steady amounts of water. The tree can be grown by bare root, container, or seed and requires a soil depth of 36”. Cold stratification is not needed when germinating the seed. The tree cannot survive temperatures below -8°F.
Ethnobotany: The Arizona sycamore is used a shade tree in cities.

Height: 50 - 100 feet
Width: 16 - 20 feet
Growth Rate:
Grow Season:
Flower Season: Spring
Color: Yellow
Function: Shade
Spread: Spreading
Allergen: Non-allergenic
Invasive: Benign
Toxicity: Benign
Hardy: Hardy
Water Use: High Water Use



Platanus wrightii