Scientific Name: Platanus orientalis Form: Columnar, Round
Common Name:oriental plane tree, oriental sycamoreTexture:Coarse
Family Name:PlatanaceaeHabit: Open, Irregular, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: South Asia / India, Europe, Central / west Asia Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Palmate venation, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Palmately lobed, Dentate
Flowers: Spike, (Head-like), Green, Red, May
Fruit: Achene, Multiple fruit, Brown, Oct- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Shade tree
Key ID Features:Leaves maple-like but alternate, 5 major lobes with lobe sinuses and teeth more pronounced than in London plane; florets green-red, in pendulous 2 cm round spheres, mostly 2-4 per peduncle. Winter ID: fruit like a 2 cm wide pom pom; buds red, smooth, 5 mm long; bark exfoliating, looks like camouflage; branches zig-zag.