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London Planetree

Platanus x acerifolia

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Photo Credit: Allen Bridgman, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Bugwood.org
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Photo Credit: Flowers and leaves. Robert Videki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org

The London planetree is a hybrid between the American sycamore and the Oriental planetree. As early as the 1600s in London, scientists observed that the tree could thrive in the polluted, sooty air, and provide beneficial shade. The London planetree continues to be an important urban tree. Its unique, colorful bark and interesting branching make it stand out in any setting.

 Tree Height 
 Mature Crown Spread 
Mature
Tree Height
70-100 FT
Mature
Crown Width
65-80 FT
Growth
Per Year
1-2+ FT

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