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Platanus hybrida

London plane tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & February
  • Height25m to 40m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green

Description

Platanus hybrida (London plane tree). A tall large-leaved, deciduous tree from Europe. Bears oval and pointed, glossy bright green leaves and yellow clusters of ball-like flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Plane tree

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Bark and interesting leaves

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°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. You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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