chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Ovation™ London Planetree

Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton Euclid’



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 vigorous growth rate, a uniform broadly pyramidal to rounded habit, and attractive foliage. It has exhibited resistance to anthracnose and frost cracking and is developing the attractive exfoliating bark expected of planetrees. It will measure 60' in height with a 50' spread. Zones 4-8.

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