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London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia)

London Planetree

London Planetree

This is a hybrid of the American Sycamore, providing improved foliage and disease resistance. A majestic shade tree for large and open spaces. The creamy-white, exfoliating bark provides incredible winter interest.

Size: 70 to 100 feet high and 65 to 70 feet wide

Shape: Pyramidal in youth. With age developing a large, open, wide spreading habit with massive branches

Fall Color: Brown

Rate of Growth: Medium to fast (35 feet over 20 year period)

Other Attributes: Given its peeling bark revealing a creamy white color, it is perhaps the handsomest large tree for winter character. Pollution tolerant.

Growing Conditions: Plant in full sun to light shade in moist, rich soil, but will grow in most any soil.

Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.

Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.


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