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Brandon Elm vs American Sycamore

Ulmus americana Brandon

Platanus occidentalis

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Brandon Elm
American Sycamore

Brandon Elm is a hardy and adaptable tree. Its dark green foliage turns brilliant gold in the fall.

This cultivar of the American Elm is long-lived and fast growing. Due to its smaller and more compact form than its cousin, the American Elm, Brandon Elm it is often preferred for home landscapes where it can command the extra money required to propagate it.

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.

BRANDON ELM QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $19.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none