Tree Type: Mexican Sycamore have been popular for only 10 years or so, it is unlikely you will find any old, large specimens. Mexican sycamores are resistant to bacterial leaf scorch, one of the more prominent and damaging diseases to the American sycamore. As a whole, the Mexican sycamore is pretty insect and disease resistant across the board. I would expect Mexican sycamores to be vulnerable to the cottonwood borer beetle just as the American counter-part is. This bug usually gets into older specimens so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Growth Rate:  Fast Growth Rate

Mature Size:  Grows to a heights of 50'-80' and a spread of 20'-30' at maturity.

Sun Preference:  Full Sun

Soil Preference:  The Mexican grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained and clay soils. It tolerates dry conditions very well.

Zone: 7-9