Platanus (Plane Trees)

The Plane Tree has been widely planted through south eastern Australia since the early 1900s and is often seen in avenue plantings.

Platanus acerifolia ‘Bloodgood'(Bloodgood London Plane)

This is a cultivar of the hybrid plane Platanus x acerifolia. It shows much more tolerance to Plane Anthracnose along with some resistance to Powdery Mildew. Ideal for avenue planting. It will grow to 15-20mtrs tall by 10-15mtrs wide.

Platanus orientalis ‘Digitata’ (Cut Leaf Plane)

Very large shade tree. Used as street trees due to their ability to tolerate industrial pollution. A very hardy tree that prefers deep, well drained soil conditions, through will also withstand poorer soil conditions. Leaf lobes are more deeply cut than P.acerifolia. Fast growing to 30mtrs.

Platanus orientalis ‘Insularis'(Autumn Glory Plane or Cyprian Plane)

Very large shade tree. Used as street trees due to their ability to tolerate industrial pollution. A very hardy tree that prefers deep, well drained soil conditions, through will also withstand poorer soil conditions. Leaf is larger and more deeply lobed than the Cut Leaf Plane. Has striking autumn foliage of red and gold. Grows to 15mtrs.

Platanus x acerifolia (London Plane)

Very large shade tree. Widely used as street trees due to their ability to tolerate industrial pollution. A very hardy tree that prefers deep, well drained soil conditions, though will also withstand poorer soil conditions. Fast growing to 15-20mtrs.

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