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Platanus orientalis

Platanus orientalis

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Platanus orientalis, commonly known as Oriental plane tree or Old World sycamore, is a majestic deciduous tree celebrated for its immense size, wide-spreading canopy, and exfoliating bark. Native to regions spanning from Southeast Europe to Central Asia, it has been revered for centuries for its ornamental value and shade-providing capabiliti

The Oriental plane tree is renowned for its imposing stature and distinctive appearance. Its large, palmately lobed leaves provide dense shade in the summer months and turn a brilliant golden-yellow before falling in autumn. The bark of mature trees peels away in irregular patches, revealing patches of cream, green, and brown, creating a striking mosaic effect.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Plant Oriental plane trees in a spacious area with plenty of room for their expansive canopy. They thrive in full sun to partial shade and prefer moist, well-drained soil.
  2. Watering: Provide regular watering, especially during the tree's establishment period. Once established, Oriental plane trees are drought-tolerant but benefit from occasional deep watering during prolonged dry spells.
  3. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to support healthy growth. Avoid over-fertilization, as this can lead to excessive vegetative growth at the expense of structural strength.
  4. Pruning: Prune young trees to establish a strong framework of branches and remove any dead or diseased wood. Mature trees may require minimal pruning to maintain their shape and remove any crossing or rubbing branches.
  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent rot.
  6. Protection: While generally hardy, Oriental plane trees may benefit from protection against strong winds, especially when young. Staking may be necessary to provide additional support until the tree becomes established.
  7. Pest and Disease Management: Monitor for common pests such as aphids, scales, and caterpillars, and treat infestations promptly. Watch for signs of diseases like powdery mildew or anthracnose and take preventive measures such as improving air circulation.
  8. Propagation: Propagate Platanus orientalis from seeds collected in autumn or by softwood cuttings taken in early summer. Provide bottom heat and humidity to encourage successful rooting.
  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Oriental plane trees, allow for ample spacing to accommodate their mature size and prevent overcrowding.

By following these cultivation tips, you can cultivate robust and visually stunning Oriental 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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