University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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London Planetree
Platanus x acerifolia
London Planetree leaves
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Bacterial Disease

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Sycamore lacebug, anthracnose, cankers and powdery mildew.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 70-100 Feet
Features: Mottled, flaky bark; yellow-brown fall color.
Culture: Full sun; best in moist, well drained soils, but tolerate of dry sites as well; tolerant of air pollution and high soil pH.
Cultivars: 'Bloodgood', 'Columbia' and 'Liberty' all show resistance to anthracnose.
Mature Form: Open, somewhat irregular and wide-spreading.
Native To: hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Variable in susceptibility to anthracnose, but the disease is usually less serious on London Planetree than on it's parent tree, Sycamore.

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