Bloodgood London Planetree #10

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Botanical Name: Platanus X Acerifolia 'Bloodgood'

Cultivar: Bloodgood

A popular, durable and attractive shade and street tree, very tolerant of adverse conditions and road salt, interestingly shaped leaves and beautiful white and brown mottled bark, best in larger landscapes, improved disease resistance over other varieties

Plant Categories: Tree, Shade Tree, Deciduous Tree

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun

Plant Height
90 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
70 Feet


Deer Resistant

Provides Winter Interest

Interesting Bark

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5a
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormPyramidal


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryPlanetree
Landscape ApplicationShade


Planting & Growing

Bloodgood London Planetree will grow to be about 90 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 70 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more, think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Bloodgood London Planetree is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Bloodgood London Planetree is recommended for the following landscape applications:


Ornamental Features

Bloodgood London Planetree has rich green deciduous foliage on a tree with a pyramidal habit of growth. The large serrated lobed leaves turn yellow in fall. The mottled silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.