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Platanus orientalis - Oriental Plane

Platanus orientalis is a deciduous tree with widely spreading branches and highly dissected leaves, native to southeast Europe and southwest Asia.

At Deepdale Trees we commonly grow Platanus orientalis Minaret. This cultivar of the Oriental Plane forms a compact, column-shaped crown and is slightly slower growing than the species. It makes a brilliant avenue or street tree and is the perfect choice for our future climate.

Platanus orientalis Minaret is a strong tree that tolerates air pollution and compaction, it also does well on all soils, including clay.

Platanus orientalis Minaret is known for it’s highly dissected leaves and decorative fruits that dangle in branchlets of 3 to 5 round, spikey clusters 2.0-2.5cm in diameter. The bark of the Platanus orientalis Minaret is also of interest. During the seasons, the bark peels off in sections, creating the patchy, browny-green bark commonly seen on the London Plane.

FACT: Platanus orientalis Minaret is named to be one of the RHS ‘Trees for the Future’.
FACT: The fresh leaves of the Platanus orientalis Minaret can be used as a treatment of Ophthalmia.

Plant Profile

Name: Platanus orientalis

Common Name: Oriental Plane

Family: Platanaceae

Height: 15.0m +

Width: 8.0-10.0m

Demands: Full Sun, all aspect facing

Soil: Moist but well drained, acidic, alkaline, chalk, loam, and sand.

Foliage: Deciduous

Flowers: Inconspicuous, dense, spherical clusters hanging down.

Platanus orientalis info sheet

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