Platanus x acerifolia--London Planetree
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Height: 85 ft
Spread: 70 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Comments: London Planetree is a large tree that becomes more spreading than pyramidal as it ages. It tolerates dry soil
once established, and is resistant to the anthracnose that afflicts Sycamore. The main ornamental trait is the patchy bark. The patches range from creamy-white to olive-green.
Its large, maple-like leaves provide generous shade, and gives a
sturdy yellow-brown autumn color. Ball-shaped, spiny fruits give it
another ornamental characteristic, but are also a good reason to use
this species in areas that aren't frequently played in by children. The tree is a hybrid whose parents are P. occidentalis and P. orientalis.
'Liberty' - A pyramidal selection reaching a height of 50 feet and a width of 60 feet.
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