London Plane (Platanus acerifolia)

The London Plane (Platanus acerifolia) is a large deciduous tree that is widely planted in urban areas for its tolerance to pollution and ability to thrive in harsh conditions.

A large deciduous tree, its leaves and flowers appear in early spring, changing colour and falling in late autumn/early winter.

It produces seeds that look like ‘fuzzy’ round balls.

It's flowers are either red or yellow and the flower’s gender can be determined by its colour, red flowers are red and grow from newer shoots and yellow flowers are male growing from older branches.

Highly adaptable to urban settings as it can tolerate pollution and compacted soil. It likes sandy, loamy or clay soil.

Ideal for street tree planting and moderately drought resistant.

Tree location

  • Newman Street, Merrylands