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Bloodgood London Planetree/Sycamore Tree
Bloodgood London Planetree/Sycamore Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 40-60'
  • Exposure: Sun/Light Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Bloodgood London Planetree/Sycamore
Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'
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While “Planetree” isn’t exactly a household word, you may be familiar with the mighty American Sycamore, a parent of the excellent hybrid tree known as Bloodgood London Planetree (or London Plane Tree).  Except to the nerdiest of tree nerds, the two plants look identical:  Sycamore and Planetree are both large shade trees with massive limbs, big leaves, and fantastic flaky bark in a crazy-quilt pattern of khaki, gray, and ivory.  Bloodgood London Planetree is a majestic, fast-growing tree for lining your driveway, creating a park-like atmosphere in your yard, or just providing some shade for a picnic table or patio.  Give this legacy tree a roomy spot where it can live out the long, full life it is destined for.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 40-60'
  • Exposure: Sun/Light Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2022

The Story

In 1792, the rules for buying and selling bonds and shares in companies began beneath a Sycamore tree or what was then referred to as a Buttonwood tree because its wood was used for making buttons. Twenty-four of New York’s leading merchants came together under their favorite Buttonwood Tree at 68 Wall Street where they drafted and signed “The Buttonwood Agreement”. This agreement stated that the stockbrokers were to only deal with each other laying the foundation for what has become the New York Stock Exchange. The buttonwood tree remained on Wall Street another 70+ years until it fell over during a storm. The loss was treated like a death in the family all across the country.

The Details

If you need a large specimen tree, then this is the tree for you! A fast growing tree that displays some of the best looking bark you'll ever see. The bark is patchy with colors ranging from creamy white to olive green. Large sections of the bark usually shed from the tree as it matures. The foliage is usually a dark green throughout spring and summer but changes to yellow in fall. Just a wonderful tree to use as a specimen, shade, or street tree.

How to Grow

Planetrees are often called upon to perform where few other trees can survive.  They laugh at exhaust fumes, compacted soil, alkaline soil, heat, and drought.  You’ll often see them planted as street trees in the heart of the city, even though they will certainly outgrow their space if not pruned rather drastically.  In European cities they are commonly “pollarded” (a severe sort of yearly pruning) to keep them within bounds.  Bloodgood is a hybrid with resistance to the anthracnose disease that can hit purebred Sycamores, though some dieback does occasionally occur.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Light Shade
Avg Mature Height 70'
Avg Mature Width 65'
Spacing 40-60'
Growth Rate Medium-Fast
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow/Brown
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

8-10' tall. Fully developed branching grown in our #15 tree container. Trunk caliper is 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" and well past the need for staking. Sycamore are Fast Growing Trees.

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Bloodgood London Planetree/Sycamore Tree
Bloodgood London Planetree/Sycamore Leaf
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