Platanus x acerifolia
Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade
Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet
The pendant seed balls are used by purple finches, goldfinches and squirrels.
The London planetree is believed to have resulted from a cross between the Oriental planetree and the American sycamore. While the exact details of the tree’s origin have been lost over time, it was discovered that this hybrid could tolerate the smoke and grime of London. As a result, it has been widely distributed to cities throughout the moderate climate regions of the world for nearly 400 years.