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EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)

A young sycamore tree. Photo credit: Juanita Popenoe, UF/IFAS

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half of the U.S. and is known for their hardy roots and large size.

This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora, such as sycamore. This publication provides information and general management recommendations for sycamore lace bug, bacterial leaf scorch, powdery mildew, anthracnose, and canker-stain.

To view the publication, visit the UF/IFAS Extension EDIS website: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep601