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Bloodgood London Planetree

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Plant Information
Common Name Bloodgood London Planetree
Botanical Name Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'
Plant Type Shade
Mature Height 75 to 100 ft
Mature Width 60 to 75 ft
Growth Habit Spreading
Bloom Color Yellow-Red
Bloom Interest Insignificant
Bloom Period April
Seasonal Interest Fall, Winter
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Yellow
Attributes Clay Soil, Deer Resistant, Shade Tree
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Notes Large sections of bark are shed as a natural process.
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 8
Zoned for KC Region Yes
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level High
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Water deeply if rainfall is less than 1" per week especially for the first 3 years after planting. After roots are established, water deeply in extreme weather situations.
Fertilize Notes According to Missouri Department of Conservation, trees seldom need to be fertilized even when planting. But it may be used to increase growth rates. If the tree is weak or distressed, fertilizer should only be applied sparingly.
Prune Notes Planetree may need occasional maintenance when young. Remove any upright branches creating V-shaped crotches. Prune away some of the thin branches from the central leader.