Platanus x acerifolia
Known for its canopies over the boulevards of Europe, the London planetree is a tough and majestic shade tree with attractive, mottled grayish-white bark that peels in the fall, and playful, round seed heads that dangle from branches providing seasonal interest in the fall and winter.
Size and Light Requirements
London planetrees require full sunlight and is a fast grower – reaching 50 feet in height in 30 to 40 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.