London Planetree

London Planetree Platanus x acerifolia

Average Shipping Height: 3' - 4'
Item #1028
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    3' - 4'
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    Reg. Price $17.00
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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'


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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.


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.

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