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Plane Tree, London Plane Tree - Platanus acerifolia (latin)

Area of origin: Hybrid of P. orientalis and P. occidentalis.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 35 m (115'), width up to 25 m (82').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Light, rich and fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to - 20°C. Tolerates pollution well.
Exposure: Full sun.
Speed of growth: Up to 1 m in the first year.

Properties and uses:
The big leaves and its ability to be cut to shape and size make this an ideal tree for planting in rows. It is also well used in squares or to form avenues.  The bark comes off in large pieces along the south coast. The wood is very much sought after in carpentry and cabinet making.

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