DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES

#060 London Planetree
(Platanus x acerifolia)

Statistics (2021)

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  • Year Recognized: 2021
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  • Ecological Value:  The striking feature of this tree is its brown bark which exfoliates in irregular pieces to reveal a mottled creamy white inner bark. Female flowers give way to brown, fuzzy, long-stalked, spherical fruit balls.  Balls ripen in October into early winter.It is widely used in urban areas as a street tree and will do well in large yards or parks as a shade tree. It is considered a high maintenance tree with twig, leaves, bark, and fruiting body litter.
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