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London Planetree, Plane Tree
Platanus x acerifolia 'Yarwood'

Family: Platanaceae
Genus: Platanus (PLAT-an-us) (Info)
Species: x acerifolia (ay-ser-ih-FOH-lee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Yarwood

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bishop, Georgia

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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1
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 18, 2010, paul1960 from Bishop, GA wrote:

If you love exfoliating bark on large trees you must have this tree. Pruned up 15 - 20 feet, it is a stunner. Beautiful dappled shade. But take note: this tree needs a good deal of space. Also it can drop a good deal of exfoliated bark, the leaves are large and difficult to rake and they really have no fall color to speak of. In drought years it can lose its leaves during summer. Finally, something nobody will tell you: June Bugs love this tree. Use Bayer Systemic Protect and Feed in spring to keep them at bay. I've learned how to keep this tree happy and to me it is well worth it. Nothing like a Plane Tree trunk lit by the morning or evening sun!

Neutral

On Dec 6, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This tree is very large and grows quite quickly. Makes a great shade tree. It is tolerant of most soil conditions as long as it isn't subject to dry conditions (soil and/or wind).