Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood'

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Description

Platanus × acerifolia 'Bloodgood,' commonly known as London Plane Tree, is a robust and adaptable deciduous tree that combines strength and grace. With its striking, mottled bark, large hand-shaped leaves, and impressive size, it's a popular choice for urban landscapes, parks, and large gardens. 'Bloodgood' is prized for its resilience, offering shade and ornamental appeal throughout the seasons.

Common Name: London Plane Tree 'Bloodgood'
Mature Height (meters): 20-30 meters
Mature Width (meters): 15-25 meters
Spacing: Plant with ample space for its expansive canopy to grow.
Foliage: Large, palmate leaves with a deep green color, turning yellow-brown in the fall.
Flowering period: Insignificant greenish-yellow flowers in spring, followed by round, spiky seed balls.
Form/ Habit: Broad, spreading canopy with mottled, exfoliating bark.
Uses: London Plane Tree 'Bloodgood' is ideal for urban settings, providing shade along streets, in parks, and spacious gardens. It's a resilient choice for areas with air pollution and compacted soil.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Adaptable to various soil types, pollution-tolerant, and capable of withstanding urban conditions.
Growth Rate: Fast
Drought Hardy: Moderately drought-tolerant once established.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low to moderate
Water requirement: Regular watering during establishment; becomes more drought-tolerant as it matures.

Description

Platanus × acerifolia 'Bloodgood,' commonly known as London Plane Tree, is a robust and adaptable deciduous tree that combines strength and grace. With its striking, mottled bark, large hand-shaped leaves, and impressive size, it's a popular choice for urban landscapes, parks, and large gardens. 'Bloodgood' is prized for its resilience, offering shade and ornamental appeal throughout the seasons.

Common Name: London Plane Tree 'Bloodgood'
Mature Height (meters): 20-30 meters
Mature Width (meters): 15-25 meters
Spacing: Plant with ample space for its expansive canopy to grow.
Foliage: Large, palmate leaves with a deep green color, turning yellow-brown in the fall.
Flowering period: Insignificant greenish-yellow flowers in spring, followed by round, spiky seed balls.
Form/ Habit: Broad, spreading canopy with mottled, exfoliating bark.
Uses: London Plane Tree 'Bloodgood' is ideal for urban settings, providing shade along streets, in parks, and spacious gardens. It's a resilient choice for areas with air pollution and compacted soil.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous
Tolerates: Adaptable to various soil types, pollution-tolerant, and capable of withstanding urban conditions.
Growth Rate: Fast
Drought Hardy: Moderately drought-tolerant once established.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low to moderate
Water requirement: Regular watering during establishment; becomes more drought-tolerant as it matures.

Additional Information You Should Know About Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood'

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Height Guide For Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood'

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Why Choose Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood' For Your Garden?

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How To Grow Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood' In Different Soil Types

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Planting Your Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood': Ensuring A Strong Start

Location: Choose a well-drained site with plenty of space for the tree to grow to its full size.

Planting Hole: Dig a hole that is as deep as the root ball and two to three times wider. Ensure the top of the root ball is level with the ground surface.

Backfill: Replace soil around the root ball and tamp it down gently to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly.

Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base to conserve moisture and regulate soil temperature.

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Watering Requirements After Planting

When you plant a new tree, it's crucial to give it the right start by ensuring it receives sufficient water. Here’s a general guideline for watering your newly planted tree:

  • Immediately After Planting: Water your tree generously right after planting your Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood' to settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.
  • First Three Months: The initial three months are critical for the establishment of the tree. During this period, the tree should be hand watered twice daily, in the morning and evening. This helps the roots grow deep and strong.
  • Irrigation System: If you have an irrigation system, adjust it to ensure the tree gets adequate water during these first months.
  • Adjusting to Weather Conditions: Always consider the weather conditions and adjust your watering accordingly. In hotter and drier periods, additional watering may be necessary.

Consistent attention to your tree’s watering needs during this initial period will help ensure its healthy growth and long-term success in your garden.

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Root Ball Guide

Here is our guide for planting your trees with the appropriate root ball dimensions. When planting, we recommend digging a hole that is 10% larger than the size of your pot, and teasing the rootball before planting to promote better root growth.

Root Ball Dimensions:

  • 40cm Pot: 44 x 38.5 cm
  • 45L Bag: 41.8 x 41.8 cm
  • 50cm Squat Pot: 49.5 x 34.1 cm
  • 50cm Pot: 49.5 x 35.2 cm
  • 70L Pot: 55 x 41.8 cm
  • 75L Bag: 55 x 48.4 cm
  • 90L Pot: 59.4 x 44 cm
  • 100L Bag: 50.6 x 52.8 cm
  • 100L Squat Bag: 58.3 x 49.5 cm
  • 100L Pot: 66 x 49.5 cm
  • 150L Bag: 66 x 55 cm
  • 155L Pot: 74.8 x 52.8 cm
  • 200L Bag: 71.5 x 60.5 cm
  • 280L Pot: 91.3 x 55 cm
  • 300L Bag: 88 x 63.8 cm
  • 400L Bag: 99 x 66 cm
  • 500L Bag: 122 x 66 cm
  • 1000L Bag: 146.3 x 71.5 cm
  • 2000L Bag: 176 x 82.5 cm

Follow these dimensions to ensure a smooth planting process and optimal growth for your new tree.

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Caring For Your Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood'

  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the tree's first few years. Deep watering is essential. Mature trees are more drought-tolerant.
  • Pruning: Prune to remove dead or diseased branches during the dormant season. Thinning the canopy can also improve air circulation.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth.
  • Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common issues like anthracnose and powdery mildew and address them promptly.
  • Pollarding: Some choose to pollard London Plane Trees for a distinctive look, which involves annual pruning to create a compact crown.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Platanus acerfolia 'Bloodgood'

When should I prune my London Plane Tree 'Bloodgood'?
Prune during the dormant season, typically in late winter or early spring, to promote vigorous growth and maintain its shape.

Are the spiky seed balls a maintenance concern?
While the seed balls can be unsightly, they are generally not a significant concern and can be raked up and removed if desired.

Can I plant London Plane Tree 'Bloodgood' in a smaller garden?
Due to its large size, it's best suited for spacious landscapes or urban settings with ample room for its canopy to expand.

How often should I fertilize this tree?
Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer once a year in early spring to support healthy growth and foliage development.

What makes 'Bloodgood' London Plane Tree special?
'Bloodgood' is renowned for its adaptability, resilience, and urban tolerance, making it a favored choice for cityscapes and large gardens. Its striking bark and distinctive foliage add to its appeal throughout the year.

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