Platanus x acerifolia (Platanus x hispanica)

Botanical Name: Platanus x acerifolia (Platanus x hispanica)

Phonetic: PLAT-an-us Hi-Span-Ih-kuh (aye-ser-foe-li-uh)

Common Name(s): London Plane Tree

Family: Platanaceae
Origin: Hybrid, London
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, palmately lobed (3-5 lobes)
Leaf Color: New growth is medium green and covered in fine hairs
Fall color: Undistinguished yellow-brown
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring/April
Flower Color(s): Yellow (male), red (female)/insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 4-8
Climate Zones(s): 2-9, 14-24
Growth Rate:                                
Height: 40-80 Feet
Spread: 30-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Regular moisture, average, well-drained soils, humusy and rich soils
Pest/Diseases: Anthracnose, powdery mildew, canker, leaf spots, powdery mildew, borers, scale, Japanese beetles, caterpillars, mites

Features: Uniform branching structure, can cause irritation to the skin, bark on older trees can peel off and reveal different camouflage colors, most common urban tree, high maintenance, tolerates urban pollution, can cause litter on streets
Uses: Urban areas, boulevards, plazas, parks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s