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Ovation London Planetree

Platanus x acerifolia 'Morton Euclid'

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Ovation London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia 'Morton Euclid') at North Branch Nursery

Ovation London Planetree

Ovation London Planetree

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Ovation London Planetree (Platanus x acerifolia 'Morton Euclid') at North Branch Nursery

Ovation London Planetree bark

Ovation London Planetree bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  60 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Platanus x acerifolia x hispanica


A popular, durable and attractive shade and street tree, very tolerant of adverse conditions and road salt; upright pyramidal to round habit and beautiful white and brown mottled bark; great for lawn or street planting; a disease resistant variety

Ornamental Features

Ovation London Planetree has forest green foliage throughout the season. The large serrated lobed leaves turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The mottled silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Ovation 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;

  • Messy

Ovation London Planetree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Ovation London Planetree will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 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 fast 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features