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Platanus x acerifolia

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London Planetree 

FAMILY: PLATANACEAE

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree

About London Planetree at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Reputed to be the first garden hybrid; originally in King Charles I of England’s garden in 1663. Parents are American sycamore and Oriental planetree. The king’s gardener planted these two close enough together to produce progeny.

  • Heights can reach >150’ with a circumference >30’.

  • Leaves somewhat resemble classic maple and can be up to 9” wide.

  • Flowers are small; fruit in balls (1-2”), usually 2 in chain.

  • Bark is mottled and exfoliating. The trunk of older trees has large, warty bumps here and there.

  • Common in Portland.

  • #2 was planted beside the Sylvester Farrell house in 1880.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
2

Northwest Corner of SW Park & SW Main St

Right-of-Way

63' Height

95' Spread

14' Circ.

This tree was planted beside the Sylvester Farrell house in 1880.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
40

1816 SE 21st Ave

Private, Front Yard

60' Height

84' Spread

17.7' Circ.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
164

1728 NE Stanton St

Private, Front Yard

82' Height

85' Spread

15.4' Circ.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
218

2024 SW Howards Way

Private, Front Yard

70' Height

50' Spread

9.7' Circ.

This tree is in a courtyard adjacent to the street.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
269

2407 NE 18th Ave

Right-of-Way

73' Height

90' Spread

16.7' Circ.

This is the south tree in a pair of Heritage Planetrees at this location.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
270

2407 NE 18th Ave

Right-of-Way

65' Height

70' Spread

14.4' Circ.

This is the north tree in a pair of Heritage Planetrees at this location.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
303

2437 NE Regents Dr

Right-of-Way

60' Height

81' Spread

16.5' Circ.

This tree is on NE 25th Ave.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
338

3967 N Overlook Blvd.

Right-of-Way

79' Height

99' Spread

12.8' Circ.

This tree is in the NW corner of the pocket park.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
339

3967 N Overlook Blvd.

Right-of-Way

65' Height

87' Spread

15.6' Circ.

This tree is in the NE corner of the pocket park.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
340

3967 N Overlook Blvd.

Right-of-Way

69' Height

103' Spread

17.6' Circ.

This tree is on the S corner of the pocket park.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
341

1335 N Mason St.

Right-of-Way

69' Height

90' Spread

12.8' Circ.

Platanus x acerifolia -- London Planetree
366

23 NE Morgan St.

Private, Front Yard

84' Height

69' Spread

12' Circ.

45' DBH

The smooth and bumpy bark of Heritage Tree 266, a London planetree.
388

5014 NE Simpson St

Private, Back Yard but entirely visible from NE 50th and Jarrett

57' Height

93' Spread

71" DBH

Photo to be uploaded soon.

This tree is fun to find. From NE Simpson, walk south on NE 50th and turn left into the grassy "paper street" where NE Jarrett would be. Walk as far as you can, up to the fence, and you will see this tree.