chicagoland grows® Plant Introduction Program

Ovation™ London Planetree

Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton Euclid’



A sister seedling to the popular Exclamation!® London Planetree, the Ovation™ London Planetree has many of the same attributes but with a more broadly pyramidal to rounded habit instead. A superior choice for tough urban settings with its exceptional tolerance to poor soils, extended flooding or drought, and air pollution. Use in large parking lot islands, median strip plantings, as a residential street tree, or as a landscape shade tree. From a controlled cross by Dr. George Ware at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. Mature size may approach 60’ tall by 50’ or wider. Hardy to USDA Zones 5 – 8.

Note: while this has been a superior performer in landscapes, difficulties with its propagation has limited its availability.

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