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White Oak vs American Sycamore

Quercus alba

Platanus occidentalis

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White Oak
American Sycamore

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features green acorns and beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall.

American Sycamore is the largest tree native to eastern North America. Generally too large and messy to be a street tree, American Sycamore thrives in large, open spaces, such as an acreage or farm.

The bark is one of the main features that draw people to this tree. The outer bark flakes off in irregular pieces to reveal an attractive white, green, and cream colored inner layer, providing winter interest.

American Sycamore has an extremely fast growth rate, gaining up to 6 ft in one year, and will easily reach its mature height in a short period of time. Be wary of this trees' root system, as it's typically very extensive and needs lots of room to expand.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $17.29 - SAVE UP TO 14%
Zone: 4a
Zone: 4a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Bark: light to dark gray to white, fissures and scaly
Nuts: nuts within acorns; attractive for wildlife
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none