London Plane (Platanus x hispanica) - bud close up - September 2017
One of seventeen London plane trees along Paris street of Exeter, UK. === Video taken: 06/09/2017 London plane is planted for its ability to adapt to urban conditions and its resistance to pollution. The London Plane is not a woodland tree but is often seen growing in major towns and cities. It is said to account for half of the trees planted in London. It is variously referred to as the London Plane or Hybrid Plane. === Characteristics Foliage Deciduous Habit Bushy Hardiness H6 === Moisture Well-drained Soil Sand, Clay, Loam, Chalk pH Acid, Neutral, Alkaline === Size Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres Ultimate spread wider than 8 metres Time to ultimate height 20-50 years === Other common names maple-leaved plane === Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots Order: Proteales Family: Platanaceae Genus: Platanus Species: P. × acerifolia / Platanus × hispanica
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