Platanus x hispanica
A magnificent, large deciduous tree with beautiful flaking grey and cream bark. Easy to grow in moist, humus-rich, fertile soil. Inconspicuous flowers are followed by clustered, burr-like fruits.
Full sun needed and avoid planting in the vacinity of buildings due to its vigorous root system.
Will get to 3.6m/12m in height by 8m/2.4m spread.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate around the base of a tree can be fatal.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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