tree bark London Plane (Platanus x hispanica). The London Plane is a hybrid between the American Plane and the Oriental Plane. It is a large deciduous tree growing to 20-35m tall and with an attractive bark.

leafThe leaves are large, thick and glossy with palmate lobes. The leaf blade is 10-20cm long and 12-25cm broad, with a 3-10cm petiole.

flowers It flowers in May to June, borne as male and female balls. The male flower-heads fall off the branch after shedding their pollen. After being pollinated, the female flowers become achenes that aggregate on the ball which remain on the tree all winter. fruit