Platanus orientalis

Oriental plane

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (58283)

Plant details

This vigorous, large tree from South-East Europe is widely planted in Western Asia. Its size makes it an impressive specimen or street tree. It thrives in urban conditions but should not be planted too near to buildings are the roots may damage drains. The attractive five-lobed leaves resemble those of a maple, and turn golden-brown in autumn. The flaking grey, brown and cream bark is also very beautiful. Green, later brown fruits hang on the tree in autumn and winter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Platanaceae

Genus: Platanus

Species: orientalis

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Colourful bark, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 3000cm

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