28 London Plane

London Plane, Platanus Acerfolia

This tree is a hybrid cross between sycamore and oriental planetree. It is a popular shade tree and very tolerant of urban conditions. It can grow very large to a height of up to 100 feet and a spread of up to 90 feet. This tree is currently the state champion. The bark will exfoliate exposing colorful patterns of patchy olive green. It is resistant to insects and disease. Leaves will hang on and shed throughout the winter.