Sycamore Tree Planting Facts

In Indiana, the sycamore tree has almost legendary status. The rustle of sycamore leaves in a summer breeze is an icon of the Midwest. It is no wonder, then, that the sycamore is seen as the favorite tree for many people wanting to plant new foliage on their property. These trees are easy to plant, and provide cooling shade on a summer day.

What Do You Need To Plant A Sycamore Tree

Sycamore trees are best known for their ability to adapt to a wide range of weather conditions. Conditions in the Midwest can vary from more than 100 degrees in the summer to below zero in winter. When planting, sycamore trees prefer moist, well-drained soils, since they are naturally found along streams and rivers. You also need to make sure you have plenty of space available, as mature sycamore trees can grow to 100 feet tall. As long as you get 30 inches of rain per year you should have no trouble planting a sycamore tree. Finally, with a canopy between 60 and 80 feet you will have plenty of room to be enjoying the summer shade in no time.