Autumn Glory Plane Tree (Platanus orientalis var. insularis 'Autumn Glory')

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The Autumn Glory Plane Tree (Platanus orientalis var. insularis 'Autumn Glory') is a beautiful deciduous tree with stunning autumn foliage. Its large deeply cut leaves are a lovely green in spring and summer then turn rich reds and orange in autumn. Fruit hang in spikey clusters.

After leaf fall in autumn, the attractive flaked bark in cream, grey and tan is most visible. Timber of the species Platanus orientalis has uses including furniture, cabinet making, butcher blocks and barrels.

  • Uses: ornamental tree, shade tree, specimen tree, avenue tree, street tree (may create fallen leaf and seed material), possibly timber
  • Size: to 15 metres high x 10 m wide depending on conditions
  • Tolerances: street pollution
  • Features: attractive features all year round, orange-red autumn foliage, moderate to fast growing, tough tree especially for city conditions, copes with heavy pruning


Reference Lord, E. E. and Willis, J. H. (1982) Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens (5th End). Lothian Publishing Company, Melbourne.