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Platanus × acerifolia ‘Suttneri’

London plane tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & December
  • Height15m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Flower ColourGreen white
  • Leaf ColourGreen speckled white

Description

Platanus × acerifolia ‘Suttneri’ (London plane tree). A deciduous tree bearing palmately lobed, green leaves speckled white.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Plane tree

Origin

Hybrid between P.occidentalis and P.orientalis

Interest and use

Bark and interesting leaves

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need deep, rich well-drained soil in a sunny site and can be transplanted.

Propagation

Propagate by hardwood cuttings in early winter or cultivate seedlings sometimes found near mature trees - it is a fertile hybrid.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to the fungal disease plane anthracnose, except P.orientalis. Foliage prone to lacebugs.

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