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Platanus Acerifolia | London plane - 400cm-420cm - 14cm - 45lt

Platanus Acerifolia | London plane - 400cm-420cm - 14cm - 45lt

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Platanus Acerifolia is a large, vigorous, single-trunk, deciduous tree with rounded habit, horizontal branching and attractive peeling, grey and cream, bark. Large, palmate, 3-5 lobed leaves are medium to dark green, yellow-brown in autumn. Inconspicuous, small flowers, yellowish male and reddish female, bloom in April. Female flowers are followed by long-stalked fruiting balls packed with seed-like fruits in autumn, persisting on branches throughout the winter. Platanus Acerifolia is a hybrid cross between American sycamore (P. occidentalis) and Oriental planetree (P. orientalis). It prefers average, hummus-rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils. It thrives full sun, but grows well in light shade. Tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions. Resistant to frost and wind. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Platanus Acerifolia is a good urban tree and very popular for growing in large streets and avenues, as well as parks and large public areas. It’s an excellent shade tree. Because of its vigorous root system, it shouldn’t be planted near buildings.
  • Common Name

    London plane

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    hybrid, UK

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, small flowers, yellowish male and reddish female

  • Foliage

    large, palmate, 3-5 lobed, medium to dark green leaves, yellow-brown in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or East–facing or North–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




spring summer, autumn


autumn, winter

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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