Platanus × hispanica

  • Other common names: London plane
    maple-leaved plane
  • Synonyms: Platanus × acerifolia
    Platanus × hybrida
  • Family: Platanaceae
  • Genus: Platanus are vigorous, large deciduous trees of stately appearance, with maple-like foliage and attractively patterned bark
  • Details: P. x hispanica is a magnificent, large deciduous tree with beautiful flaking grey and cream bark. Leaves maple-like, palmately lobed, to 20cm in width. Inconspicuous flowers are followed by clustered, burr-like fruits


How to grow

Cultivation: Easy to grow in moist, humus-rich, fertile soils but avoid planting in the vacinity of buildings due to vigorous root system

Propagation: Propagate from hardwood cuttings in winter or suckers in autumn or late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types: City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

How to care

Pruning: Pruning group 1

Pests: Generally pest free

Diseases: Generally disease free