Whitehorse City Council

Platanus x acerifolia – London Plane

Vigorous, deciduous, spreading tree with ornamental flaking bark. The London Plane has large, bright green leaves and round hanging fruit that appear in autumn. Disease resistant cultivars should be sought. Can be used under powerlines, not suitable for use in narrow nature strips.

Evergreen/deciduous: deciduous
Maintenance: low
Pest and disease: generally trouble free, more resistant to Anthracnose than some Platanus
Height: 25m x 20m
Growth Rate: medium to fast
Canopy Density: medium
Origin: garden origin
Drought tolerance: high
Water-logging tolerance: average to high
Wind tolerance: average
Frost tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: moderate