Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'

London Planetree

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Considered a messy tree due to twig and leaf litter, exfoliating bark and fruit.

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A large tree that thrives in air pollution, drought and poor soils can only be called a survivor, but this one does it with amazing visual appeal.

  • Large shade tree
  • Attractive exfoliating bark
  • Resistant to anthracnose

Requires a very large space to grow.  Best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 60-85 ft
Spread: 50-70 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about London Planetree:

A magnificent large shade tree that is a cross between the American and Oriental planetrees.  Its most distinguishing feature is its exfoliating bark which starts out brown and eventually peeling to reveal multiple layers and colors resembling camoflauge.  This tree also has large maple-like leaves and fruit that combined with the exfoliating bark and twigs can cause some cleanup issues.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fall Color
  • Attractive fruit
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Disease Resistant
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Squirrel Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Moist, Well-Drained