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White Ash vs American Sycamore

Fraxinus americana

Platanus occidentalis

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White Ash
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White Ash is a large deciduous tree that's often grown in residential yards and along boulevards.

Similar to Green Ash, White Ash is distinguished by the lighter colour of the undersides of the leaves.

While Green Ash turns gold in the fall, White Ash turns a gorgeous burgundy.

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.

Note: American Sycamore is a high maintenance tree and requires regular cleaning of leaves, twigs, strips of bark, and seeds.

WHITE ASH QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: first yellow, then red to deep purple
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: american ash, american biltmore, cane ash


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