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London Sycamore

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Fast Growing Shade Tree with Ornamental Bark 

The London Sycamore, also known as the London Plane Tree, is a fast growing shade tree with ornamental features. One would look great in your yard where there’s significant space for it to branch out.

Quite possibly the best ornamental feature of your London Sycamore is the ornamental bark. White to green patches appears on the trunk, resembling a “camouflage” pattern. Large patches of bark may peel off at various times as well, contributing to the unique affect.

Your London Sycamore will grow 85-100 feet in a fraction of the time it takes other trees, and its rounded crown can spread to 80 feet.

The vibrant green, star-shaped leaves contribute to its ability to provide excellent shade, and their autumn yellow color does its part to dress up your yard for fall.

London Sycamores are hardy, so you can be pretty confident that planting one in your yard won’t require a lot of time or effort from you. They tolerate many conditions and even transplant well.

For a Fast growing shade tree that requires little or no care, but provides some lovely ornamental features, try a London Sycamore.

* Fast-growing
* Ornamental bark
* Fall color


London Sycamore Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 70 - 100 feet
Mature Spread 65 - 80 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Fall Color Yellow