- Botanical Name: Platanus mexicana
- Plant Type: Shade Tree
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Demand: Medium
- Landscape Use: Shade Provider
- Ornamental Value: Yellow
- Native/Adapted: Adapted
- Wildlife Value: Birds
- Season: Summer, Fall
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
- Plant Form: Rounded, Upright
- Plant Spread: 40'
- Plant Height: 60'
The Mexican sycamore was introduced to Texas landscapes in the past decade. Its higher resistance to bacterial leaf scorch makes it a superior choice to the American sycamore. In addition, it prefers alkaline soils and is generally insect- and disease-free. It is very fast growing, and the bark peels off in irregular patches as the tree grows, which gives it a handsome mottled look.
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