London Planetree (Platnus acerifolia )

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

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

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