facebook-circletwitter-circlegoogle-plus-circleinstagram-circless-standard-cartss-standard-closess-standard-exitss-standard-notebookss-standard-redirectss-standard-rowsss-standard-searchss-standard-user
ss-standard-carticon-ruler

London Planetree Platanus x acerifolia


  • London Planetree - Platanus x acerifolia
  • London Planetree - Platanus x acerifolia
  • London Planetree Platanus x acerifolia
  • London Planetree - Platanus x acerifolia

Average Shipping Height: 3' - 4'
Item #1028
Member Price *
$8.98
Regular Price
$13.50
Quantity

Cannot ship to AK, AZ, CT, HI
Guaranteed Healthy Delivery

Overview

The London Planetree grows in zones 5-9.
The London planetree is a widely planted street tree, and for good reason. Its attributes were discovered in London where the new hybrid first appeared around 1645. The tree was found to thrive in the sooty air and provide wonderful shade. Its ability to withstand air pollution, drought, and other adversities maintains its popularity as an urban tree.

  • Tolerates pollution and other urban conditions well
  • Features dense canopy that is great for shade
  • Displays brown flaking bark to reveal cream color
  • Transplants easily
  • Will be delivered at a height of 3'–4'

 




Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

N/A–N/A

Mature Spread

N/A–N/A

Growth Rate

Medium

Shape

Pyramidal

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

The pendant seed balls are used by purple finches, goldfinches and squirrels.

History/Lore

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.

Planting Instructions




More Arbor Day Foundation Favorites