The London planetree (sometimes plane tree) is a moderately large, deciduous shade tree. Birds are attracted to London planetree’s seed balls after flowers turn to seed (see images).
- Alternate Common Name: London plane or hybrid plane
- Average Height: 100 feet
- Average Width: 80 feet
- Leaf Description: London plane tree leaves are thick and stiff-textured, broad, palmately lobed, superficially maple-like, the leaf blade 10–20 cm long and 12–25 cm broad, with a petiole 3–10 cm long.
- Bark Description: London plane bark flakes off, exposing tan, greenish and creamy white colors.
- Flowering: Plane trees feature flowers borne in clusters of one to three spheres on a pendulous stem, with male and female flowers on separate stems.
- Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed