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California sycamore

Platanus racemosa

California native sycamore adaptable to many soil conditions. Mottled gray and white trunk with patchy, peeling bark. Pyramidal form when young, and widens with maturity.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
50-80 ft
Width:
30-50 ft
Water Needs:
Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Round
Fall color:
None
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Spider mite, anthracnose, powdery mildew
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
No, disease problems and irregular growth

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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