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Morton Circle London Planetree – Exclamation!™

Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton Circle’



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. It is developing the attractive exfoliating bark expected of planetrees and will measure 60' in height with a 30' spread. Zones 4-8.

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