London Plane Tree

Scientific Name: Platanus x acerifolia
Genus: Platanus
Family: Platanaceae

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This tree is a hybrid between the American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and the Oriental Plane Tree (Platanus orientalis). It has attractive maple-like leaves and particularly handsome bark that flakes off in green and ivory patches, although it can get rather bumpy and warty when the tree ages. A fast grower, it is a tough and versatile tree that withstands virtually any abuse and is a favorite for planting in difficult places.