May 5, 2023

Planting Two Platanus acerifolia 'Bloodgood' Parasol Trees

Two handsome London planetrees now flank the north entrance gate to my living maze.

The London planetree, Platanus acerifolia 'Bloodgood,' is a relative of the mighty sycamore. It is actually a cross between two sycamore species - Platanus occidentalis, the American sycamore, and Platanus orientalis, the Oriental plane. Right now, these trees are about 10-feet tall, but they are fast growing and will reach up to 75 to 100-feet at full maturity with beautiful parasol canopies - a perfect choice for this spot.

Enjoy these photos.