Exclamation!™ London Planetree for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide
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Few urban shade trees can compete with the Exclamation!™ London planetree. This hybrid species, known botanically as Platanus x acerifolia 'Morton Circle,' can withstand harsh city conditions, including air pollution and a lack of soil moisture. These plants also have a fast growth rate that allows them to expand and provide shade in a relatively short time. However, the Exclamation! London planetree is not only a practical choice. This tree also stands out for its unique bark that shows varying shades of gray that exfoliate in a camouflage pattern.
- The Exclamation! London planetree is an excellent urban tree that can tolerate pollution and other harsh conditions.
- It has a unique bark with a camouflage pattern.
- It grows quickly compared to most trees and provides great shade.
This planetree grows best in full sunlight but may tolerate shade in some cases.
Provide long, deep waterings during hot and dry spells.
Use a general-purpose fertilizer in the spring or in both spring and fall.
Planting and Care
The Exclamation! London planetree is the perfect plant to grow in any urban location or any area that experiences pollution. Ideally, you should give this tree a growing location that receives full sunlight. However, it may be able to survive in partial shade as well. Give your Exclamation! London planetree plenty of adjacent space into which it can spread its canopy so that you can enjoy its full shade-giving effect.
Watering and nutrients
After you plant your Exclamation! London planetree, you should give it water frequently enough to keep its soil consistently moist. Once your tree has established itself, it should survive well on rainwater alone and with no supplemental watering. The only exception to this is during excessively hot or dry spells. During such weather, give your Exclamation! London planetree long deep waterings to soak the soil entirely. Apply a balanced fertilizer once in the early spring and again later in the season during the summer.
The Exclamation! London planetree is a bisexual plant, meaning that it holds both male and female flowers on a single specimen. These flowers are often round and appear in the early to mid-spring months. Typically, the Exclamation! London planetree will utilize the wind to carry its pollen from one flower to another. However, since gardeners don’t grow this tree for the purpose of producing edible fruits, pollination is not something you’ll need to be concerned with.
The best time of year to prune an Exclamation! London planetree is in the winter or the early spring. During your pruning sessions, you should aim to remove any branch that is dead, diseased, or broken, using pruning tools that are sharp and sterile. Pruning these parts of the tree will help the plant allocate its energy towards its strongest and healthiest limbs. Often, the Exclamation! London planetree will take on a neat form on its own, but you can use pruning to emphasize this pleasant shape.
Pests, diseases, and animals
While other London planetrees are susceptible to several diseases such as anthracnose and powdery mildew, the Exclamation! London planetree variety is much more capable of resisting these maladies. On the other hand, the Exclamation! London planetree is not immune to pest and disease issues. This plant can experience complications from lace bugs and canker. However, overall, the Exclamation! London planetree is more reliable and easier to care for than other trees when it comes to pest and disease problems.
Achieving maximum results
One advantage that the Exclamation! London planetree has over other types of London planetree is that it is far less messy. While typically, London planetrees drop a lot of flowers and fruits on the ground, the same is not true for the Exclamation! variety. When growing this plant, you’ll also have the option to use a pruning method called pollarding, which creates a dense canopy and branches with a club-like shape that are popular in some niche gardening styles.
What is the difference between a London planetree and a sycamore?
What is the difference between an Exclamation! and a regular London planetree?
The Exclamation! London planetree is a cultivated variety of a standard London planetree. As such, these two plants are quite alike in their visual appeal and growing needs. The main difference is that the Exclamation! London planetree is a bit more upright and pyramidal in its growth habit. This variety also tends to grow a bit faster and drops fewer seed pods, making for a neater tree.
How fast does a London planetree grow?
London planetrees grow very quickly, which is part of the reason why they are so popular as urban shade trees. In many cases, this species can add about 2 feet of growth in a single season. The Exclamation! London planetree is often even faster in its growth rate — it can put on up to 3 feet of new growth in one season.
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