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Cultural Details for Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'

Common Name:
Bloodgood London Planetree

Growth Rate:
Medium; 1.5-2' per year.

Average Mature Height:
70-100'

Average Mature Width:
65-80'

Flower Details:
Ball-like 1" clusters, May-June, not showy: both sexes on tree.

Fruit Details:
Tan brown, 1" rounded multiple fruit: ripening in October-December.

Fall Color:
Yellow-brown

Bark Details:
Exfoliating cream, olive, light brown with good winter color.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Greater resistance to anthracnose than the species.

Native Habitat:
Native in Europe, Canada and US. First record of tree in 1663.

Other Features:
In native situation along water is impressive in landscape.

Culture and Care:
Easily transplanted; prefers deep, rich, moist, well-drained soil but will grow in anything.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
140, 150, 160, 170

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu