Tree #32: London Plane / Sycamore

Platanus × hispanica  (PLAT-uh-nus  x  hiss-PAN-i-ka)

  • A hybrid between American Sycamore and Oriental Plane
  • Native to Spain
  • Can grow to 70 to 85 feet in height and 50 to 70 feet in width
  • Growth rate is 36 inches per year
  • Longevity greater than 150 years
  • Leaves palmate, medium green and bronze or gold
  • Deciduous
  • Inconspicuous flowers in spring and brown/green spiky fruit in summer

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London Plane - Sycamore photo

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