SelecTree: Tree Detail
Platanus racemosa var. wrightii
Photo Locations: The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA and BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM
A native tree of Arizona, similar in characteristics to P. racemosa.
Native to Arizona.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 80 feet.
Width: 55 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Mostly Green Achene, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Striking, Cream, Dark Brown, Light Green or Multicolored, Furrowed, Scaly 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 10 - 12.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Leaf Miner, Scales and Spider Mites, Anthracnose.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Platanus racemosa var. wrightii Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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