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London Plane

Platanus x hispanica

Plant Data

Order:
Proteales
Family:
Platanaceae (Plane)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Round flowerheads, males are green and females crimson.
Fruit:
Spiky, spherical fruits that develop from the female flowers. The fruits break down over winter months to release their seeds.
Leaves:
Deciduous leaves, palmately lobed, very much resembling Sycamore. The leaves turn yellow or orange during autumn. This tree can be distinguished from Sycamore by its larger, alternate leaves, whereas Sycamore has smaller, opposite leaves. London Plane also has pointed leaf margins but Sycamore doesn't have.
Maximum Size:
45 meters tall.
Other Names:
Hybrid Plane, London Planetree.
Habitats:
Parkland, roadsides, towns.