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Silver Leaf Willow vs American Sycamore

Salix alba sericea

Platanus occidentalis

Silver Leaf Willow
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Native to North America, Silver Leaf Willow has orangish bark and long, silvery grey leaves. Bees and other insects are attracted to its flowers.

Popular as an ornamental tree for parks, it is also used as a shelterbelt species. It may not be as cold hardy as some of the other willow varieties, however.

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.

SILVER LEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

AMERICAN SYCAMORE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Height: 23 m (75 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal, wet
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Bark: yellow-brown
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Maintenance: high
Maintenance: high
Suckering: high
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium





Other Names: white willow


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Ships To Canada: yes
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