SelecTree: Tree Detail
ORIENTAL PLANE TREE
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA
Hardy to 0 degrees F.
Native to Mediterranean Region.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 70 - 80 feet.
Width: 50 - 70 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. 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 Cream, Green, Light Gray or Multicolored, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
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 Scales and Spider Mites, Anthracnose.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Platanus orientalis Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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