Cut-leaf Plane (Platanus orientalis digitata)

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The Cut-leaf Plane or Cyprian Plane (Platanus orientalis 'Digitata') is a beautiful deciduous tree with attractive deeply cut leaves. The leaves are a lovely green in spring and summer then turn yellow and browns in autumn. Fruit hang in spikey clusters. After leaf fall in autumn, the attractive flaked bark in 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 20 metres high x 11 m wide depending on conditions
• Tolerances: street pollution
• Features: attractive features all year round, yellow and brown 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.