London Plane Tree

Platanus acerifolia

This species is native to Europe, but is also grown in the United States where it is planted as an attractive urban roadside tree. Mature trees grow up to 30 m in height and are covered with smooth, pale, greenish-gray bark. The soft, spherical fruits produce numerous 2-3 mm long seeds, which are eaten by squirrels and finches.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 21-30 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:
Late spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
CT MA NJ NY PA
Presence in Canada:
ON