Oriental Plane

Platanus orientalis

Old World Sycamore

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A close up of some green Platanus orientalis leaves and fruits hanging from a branch
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Platanus orientalis is a large tree species in the Platanaceae family. Commonly known by the name Oriental Plane, this plant is well suited to larger gardens where its presence and majesty can be appreciated.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings

Insert 25cm long hardwood cuttings of matured tissue in open ground at or after leaf fall. Rooting takes place by the spring; or insert similar hardwood cuttings in spring with bottom heat and misters.

Special features

Attracts birds

Many birds nest or roost in the large trees.

Hedge plant

Make a wonderful lane boarding sides of a road or hedging for privacy on property edges if possible.

Drought resistant

Huge root system can help survive dry times after it is established.

Autumn colour

Yellow leaves change the green canopy during Autumn.

Attractive leaves

Wind break

Special features

Origin

Hybrid

Natural climate

Temperate to cold areas

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Wet

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Personality

Family

Platanaceae

Flower colour

Green

Scent

None

Problems

Can be susceptible to diseases including cancers and Plane tree anthracnose.
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