Platanus acerifolia &
Platanus acerifolia &

Platanus acerifolia 'Morton Circle'

EXCLAMATION!™ London Planetree

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The London Planetree, also known as the Platanus x acerifolia, is a large deciduous tree that is commonly found in urban areas. Here's everything you need to know about it:

  1. Appearance: The London Planetree has a distinctive appearance with its mottled bark that peels off in patches, revealing a creamy white or light green inner bark. The leaves are large, palmate, and resemble those of a maple tree. They turn yellow in the fall.

  2. Size: This tree can grow to be quite large, reaching heights of 70 to 100 feet (21 to 30 meters) with a spread of 50 to 80 feet (15 to 24 meters). It has a broad, rounded crown that provides ample shade.

  3. Tolerance: London Planetrees are known for their ability to tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions, including pollution, drought, and compacted soil. They are often planted in urban areas because of their resilience.




P. occidentalis x P. orientalis


55' - 65'


20' - 40'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Green(male), Red(female)

Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  High Maintenance.  Water regularly. A messy tree with leaf, bark and fruit litter.  Cankerstain is a concern that can be fatal. Anthracnose, leaf spot, canker, and powdery mildew may occur.  Pests include Japanese beetles, borers, scale, and mites.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen or mass plantings, Naturalized Areas,  Shade Tree, and Screening.

COMPANION PLANTS: Hosta, Coral Bells, Hydrangea

IMAGES: (Leaves) Ladislav LuppaPlatanus acerifolia - City Park in Lučenec (3)CC BY-SA 3.0, (Autumn Leaves) WarburgPlatanus leavesCC BY-SA 3.0, (Young Tree) LBM1948Sierra de la Demanda 02CC BY-SA 4.0, (Mature Tee) Taken by FanghongPlatanusAcerifoliaTrunkCC BY-SA 3.0, (Bark) SynezisPlatanus × acerifolia - Platan kora (7)CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown

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