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Platanus x acerifolia

 Suitable Substitutions for Platanus x acerifolia

Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'

Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood London Planetree

Platanus occidentalis

Platanus occidentalis

American Sycamore

 

More About Platanus x acerifolia

  • Horizontal branching, becoming rounded to spreading with age
  • Large, medium-green leaves are maple-like in shape
  • Fall colour is an insignificant yellow-brown
  • Light brown bark exfoliates in large strips, revealing creamy-white patches
  • Insignificant flowers give way to fuzzy, long-stalked, spherical, fruiting balls
  • Bloom Time: April

Zone:

4

Height:

22-27 m

Spread:

20-22 m

Colour:

Red
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London Planetree Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerant of urban environments and a variety of soil conditions, including high pH, this tree is a suitable specimen in a larger landscape, park or street tree. Its most notable attribute is its exfoliating bark, giving the tree a mottled look. 


Platanus x acerifolia Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen