I purchased a Sycamore tree tha other day on the internet. Its about 12" tall, just a stick is what my wife sade. I sure hope it puts some leaves out. I put it in a bucket for now so it has a better chance than throwing it in the ground. I will plant it when i figure out if the other one is going to die. The top allready looks a litte dry though. Wish me luck.
If sycamore is what you want, I hope it does well for you.
In my city, sycamores were all the rage in the 1950's. They were planted as street trees and most homes had at least one on their lots. Then people figured out what trouble they were... Dropping bark everywhere, then those massive, leathery leaves in the fall. The leaves don't crush easily, decompose at a snail's pace, and are a pain to get rid of. Every few years, the old weak limbs have to be pruned off, no small feat on a 60-80 ft. mature specimen. Little wonder they're completely out of vogue these days.
Wishing you luck. They make great shade trees once established and will grow quickly. You have to keep the whips well watered though. We have them here along the creek and stream banks....they are water lovers. Nettiejay is correct about all she said, but I do love them. I love the whitness of the exposed trunks on mature trees. We have one in the backyard that provides wonderful shade. After every windstorm I have to pick up dead sticks that got blown off.
If yours live, you will certainly enjoy them, just be prepared for tree maintenance.
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