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Platanus orientalis var. digitata is often confused with:
Platanus x acerfolia Platanus x acerfolia
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Tilia americana Tilia americana
Quercus velutina Quercus velutina
Ostrya virginiana Ostrya virginiana

Platanus orientalis var. digitata

Description

Excellent large shade, street or park tree.  Its wide-spreading crown needs sufficient space to grow properly, a minimum of 25 feet from any building.  This long-lived tree has noticeably crooked branches. 

Its vigorous root system can cause issues.  A root barrier preventing surface roots in shallow soils will benefit the tree.

Has a significantly lower susceptibility to anthracnose than other varieties.  

If planted where foot traffic is present, the fruit dropped will require clean up.  

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shade tree#drought tolerant#winter interest#street tree#low flammability#frost tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#shade tree#drought tolerant#winter interest#street tree#low flammability#frost tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Platanus
    Species:
    orientalis
    Family:
    Platanaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Root Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mediterranean region of south east Europe and western Asia
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Dimensions:
    Height: 60 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 50 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Groups of 3 to 6
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous, separate male an female flowers on the same tree.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Deltoid
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Deeply finger-like lobed leaves. Dark green leaves have pale green underside.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Green
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Cream colored and flaky, very striking in the winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Urban Conditions
    Problems:
    Messy