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Plane Tree

Platanus spp.

Also known as

American Sycamore, Sycamore, Buttonwood

Platanus orientalis - ripe fruit. by Alefirenko Petro (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Plane Tree Overview

Small genus with under 10 deciduous tree species also known as planes in England or sycamores in North America. They produce discrete flowers that lead on to groupings of spherical hanging fruit. They are mainly grown for their attractive peeling bark, palmately lobed leaves, which show nice autumn colour and their overall stature. Well adapted in urban areas, these are commonly found across cities as street trees or in parks and require a lot of space and so shouldn’t be planted near structures they could damage with their strong root growth.

How to propagate Plane Tree

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed or cuttings. Propagate P.acerifolia hybrid by hardwood cuttings in early winter.

Seed

Layering

Layering.

Other uses of Plane Tree

Grown for their habit, foliage and flaking bark. They thrive in urban conditions.