Is The London Plane Tree The Same As A Sycamore Tree? - Knowledgebase Question

Westbury, NY
Question by matarazm
April 3, 2001
is the london plane tree the same as a sycamore tree?


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Answer from NGA
April 3, 2001

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The London Planeree (Platanus x acerifolia) and our native Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) are closely related. The London Planetree is sometimes considered a hybrid form of the sycamore, being a cross between our P. occidentalis and P. orientalis, the Oriental Planetree. In anser to your question, they are quite similar but they are not the same.

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