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botanical name:
Platanus x hispanica
Platanus x hispanica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  London Plane
synonyms:  Platanus x acerifolia, Platanus x hybrida
family:  Platanaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 30.00m
width: 20.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: multicoloured
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Vigorous, upright deciduous tree with distinctively flaking, brown, grey and cream bark. Maple-like bright green palmately lobed leaves. Clusters of persistent round fruits, green ageing to brown, in autumn and winter. Inconspicuous flowers.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Pollution tolerant and thrives in urban conditions.

propagation:
From hardwood cuttings in winter. Also by separation of suckers if produced.

usage:
Traditional street tree.

other notes:
Probably a hybrid of Platanus orientalis x Platanus occidentalis, which is believed to date from the 17th century.

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