Where to Find REAL Mexican Sycamore in Austin Area
I'm looking for a fast growing, yet quality shade tree to add to my front yard. After doing some research, I've decided I'd like to plant a Mexican Sycamore. My problem's been that I'm fairly certain that many of the trees labeled and being sold as Mexican Sycamore are actually the American variety.
It's my understanding that the true Mexican Sycamores have a darker green leaf with a whitish underside, where the American ones have a lighter green leaf with a more greenish underside. for example, the ones I saw at Lowes today match the description of the latter, despite being labeled as the former.
So am I right in my conspiracy theory, or is there just that much leaf variation among Mexican Sycamores? If I am right in my theory, does anyone know of a nursery or nurseries in the area that carry the real deal?