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The foliage of Platanus x hispanica in detail
The foliage of Platanus x hispanica in detail
Mature specimen of Platanus x hispanica on the Barcham Trees nursery
Platanus hispanica in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
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Platanus x hispanica

London Plane

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Platanus x hispanica is one of the most popular trees for urban planting; being planted extensively across London due to its tolerance of air pollution and pruning. It is believed to have had significant input into clearing up the smog laden air from the industrial revolution.

This tough tree has large leaves which are palmate and deeply lobed, remebling that of a Norway Maple, starting green in the spring and turning to golden brown in the autumn time. The fruits are produced in spikey clusters, which hang from stalks on the tree for most of the year. The most significant feature of the classic London Plane tree is that the bark peels to reveal a patchwork of green, white and cream as it matures; so be sure not to be concerned if this happens to your tree!

Platanus x hispanica is an extremely long lived tree, with a specimen planted in the Bishops Place Garden at Ely thought to be more than 300 years old.

This large tree is fast growing and forms a broadly pyramidal shaped crown at maturity and will thrive in most soil conditions, including clay. Best planted in locations where it has the space and time to develop into the stately specimen that it thrives to be,

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Bark interest, Urban,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.