London Plane

Platanus x hsipanica

London Plane - Platanus x hsipanica

Common Name: London Plane
Genus: Platanus
Species: x hsipanica

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting bark, Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 30.00 m (3000 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 20.00 m (2000 cm)

Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This large deciduous tree is often seen growing along the streets of many European cities. The large, bright green maple-like leaves are capable of soaking up pollution. The leaves turn yellow in autumn. The flowers of Platanus x hispanica are inconspicuous, the fruits that follow the flowers are bauble-like. This tree has attractive, peeling, marbled bark.