HOUSTON'S TRUSTED SOURCE FOR MEXICAN SYCAMORE TREES
The Mexican Sycamore is a rapidly growing deciduous tree native to central and northeastern Mexico. It has very large, beautiful, maple-shaped bright green leaves, with soft-white, fuzzy undersides. Mexican sycamores are very drought tolerant once established, but they’ll perform much better if given plenty of irrigation for about the first 3 years after planting.
The Mexican Sycamore can grow to heights of 80 feet tall in their natural environment, but in most home landscapes they only reach to a height of about 50', with a canopy spread of 30 to 40 feet wide.
Arguably the most stunning quality about The Mexican Sycamore tree is its bark which many consider a living work of art that gets more beautiful and intricate with age.
Pruning is always optional. Cuts should only be made at a bud or branch; in general, focus on minimizing dead damaged or rubbing branches. As with any tree remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle. To maintain a healthy specimen leave the upper 2/3 of the trees height uncut and never remove more than the lowest third of the tree in a single pruning period (for example on a 12-foot tree stick to the lowest 4 feet).
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