Exclamation London Plane Tree
Platanus x acerifolia 'Exclamation'
A durable and adaptable shade tree known for the showy puzzle piece like olive-cream bark this tree has year round interest. Dark green maple like leaves that fade to yellow in the fall.
Will grow well in most soils but prefers deep, rich, and moist but well-draining conditions. Adaptable and tolerant of urban environments.
Very tolerant of pollution and urban environments.
50' at maturity
40' at maturity
Pyramidal in youth developing a spreading canopy as a mature tree
medium to dark green
Olive-green to creamy, exfoliating.
This hybrid selection of the London planetree resulted from a controlled cross made by Dr. George Ware at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, between P. orientalis (naturally anthracnose-resistant) and an anthracnose-resistant P. occidentalis parent. Selected for its uniform, upright-pyramidal habit, which is conical in its youth; a strong central leader; and attractive foliage. This plant is densely branched, has a moderate growth rate, is light-fruiting, and shows resistance to frost cracking and anthracnose.