Syacmores are fast-growing deciduous trees frequently growing to 100 feet tall. Beautiful shade tree with large leaves. The most striking feature of the Planetree is its flaking bark that peels to reveal a lighter colored bark underneath. The fruit is a ball (Button Ball) composed of many closely packed, round fruits that ripen by September or October and often remain on the tree over winter, breaking up or falling off the following spring, often used for a variety of crafts. Tolerates wide range of conditions, including air pollution.
Plant in a location that will allow the plant ample room to spread. Excellent shade and specimen plant. Prefers bottomlands, along the banks of rivers and streams, deep, moist, rich soils. Zone 4-9.