Because of its size, Mike Dirr, the American guru of trees and shrubs, does not recommend the London Planetree as a street tree. Also the leaves sometimes scorch in the hot sun. I have no information on difference of leaf size between the two varieties. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.
Should London Plane Tree Be Planted For Shade Near Street
Question From: D. Janes - CALIFORNIA
Q: Nancy, I am interested in either the Columbia or Bloodgood cultivar of London Plane Tree to plant near the street in my neighborhood. My house faces West, and I want SHADE!! Which of these two cultivars will have the largest leaves?