SelecTree: Tree Detail
PYRAMID LONDON PLANE TREE
Platanus × hispanica 'Pyramidalis'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
A hybrid between Platanus occidentalis × Platanus orientalis.
Platanus × acerifolia 'Pyramidalis'
Platanus occidentalis × Platanus orientalis.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Conical, Oval or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 65 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Prolific, Brown or Mostly Green Achene, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Striking, Cream, Green, Light Gray or Multicolored, Exfoliating, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Bark.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Scales and Spider Mites, Anthracnose and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Platanus × hispanica 'Pyramidalis' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
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