SelecTree: Tree Detail
LIBERTY LONDON PLANE TREE
Platanus × hispanica 'Liberty'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
A hybrid between Platanus occidentalis × Platanus orientalis.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Platanus × acerifolia 'Liberty'
Platanus occidentalis × Platanus orientalis.
Conical or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 70 - 85 feet.
Width: 50 - 70 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Lobed, Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Persistent, Brown Achene, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Gray to Brown, Scaly or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids, Anthracnose, Canker, Scorch and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Platanus × hispanica 'Liberty' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 20, 2018.
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