Platanus x acerfolia
- Common Name(s):
- London plane tree, London planetree
- Columbia (disease resistant), Liberty (disease resistant)
Hybrid of P. occidentalis (Learn more about "Platanus occidentalis") and P. orientalis. Tolerates urban pollution, clay soil, and deer. Mottled, white, peeling bark. Disease problems ('Columbia' and 'Liberty' are more disease resistant)and a messy tree with twig, leaves, bark, and fruiting body litter.
- 75-100 ft.
- Flowers insignificant but male are yellowish and female are reddish. Conspicuous 1.3 inch paired, fruiting balls.
- Average, medium to wet, well-drained soils.
- Large tree for a large space. Tolerant of wet/clay soils.
- Horizontal branching; rounded habit.
- 60-75 ft.
- The large 3-5 lobed medium to dark green leaves (4-9” wide) have coarse marginal teeth.
NCCES plant id: 2815