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Platanus acerifolia

Platanus acerifolia

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Platanus acerifolia, commonly known as London plane tree, is a majestic deciduous tree renowned for its large, maple-like leaves and distinctive mottled bark. Originally native to Europe and Asia, it has become widely cultivated in urban environments worldwide for its tolerance to pollution, vigorous growth, and impressive stature.

London plane trees are characterized by their broad, spreading canopy and striking foliage. The leaves are palmately lobed, resembling those of a maple tree, and turn golden-yellow in autumn before falling. The bark of mature trees exfoliates in irregular patches, revealing a mosaic of pale green, gray, and creamy white hues, adding visual interest year-round.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant London plane trees in a spacious area with full sun to partial shade. They thrive in a variety of soil types but prefer moist, well-drained soil.
  2. Watering: Provide regular watering, especially during the tree's establishment period. Once established, London plane trees are drought-tolerant and require minimal supplemental watering.
  3. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to support healthy growth. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can lead to rapid but weak growth.
  4. Pruning: Prune young trees to establish a strong scaffold branch structure. Mature trees may require occasional pruning to remove dead or diseased branches and maintain a desirable shape.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and insulate roots. Keep the mulch several inches away from the trunk to prevent rot.
  6. Protection: London plane trees are generally hardy but may benefit from protection against strong winds and heavy snow loads, especially when young.
  7. Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common pests such as aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars, and treat infestations promptly. Watch for signs of diseases like powdery mildew or anthracnose and take preventive measures such as promoting good air circulation.
  8. Propagation: Propagate Platanus acerifolia from seeds collected in autumn or by softwood cuttings taken in early summer. Provide bottom heat and humidity to encourage rooting.
  9. Spacing: When planting multiple London plane trees, allow for ample spacing to accommodate their mature size and to prevent overcrowding.

By following these cultivation tips, you can cultivate thriving and visually stunning London plane trees in your landscape, providing shade, beauty, and ecological benefits for years to come.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated product description. 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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