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London Plane
Family Platanaceae
Name Platanus acerifolia
Common Name London Plane

  See also:  Trees & shrubs

London Plane is thought to be a hybrid of Platanus orientalis and P. occidentalis. It is a large deciduous tree grown for its decorative bark. The bark flakes giving the trunk a multi-coloured patchy look. The tree can be kept smaller by using a pruning method called Pollarding. The leaves bear a superfical resemblance to maple. The globular seed head breaks up in the winter dispersing the seeds into the wind.



Dried Leaves

Seed Head

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