• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Platanus orientalis

Oriental plane

Oriental plane

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  • Other common names Oriental plane
    Eastern plane

    Chinar tree

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  • Genus Platanus are vigorous, large deciduous trees of stately appearance, with maple-like foliage and attractively patterned bark

  • Family Platanaceae / Platanaceae

  • Species P. orientalis is a very large, spreading deciduous tree with a short trunk and flaking bark. Leaves deeply palmately-lobed; flowers inconspicuous, followed by clusters of burr-like fruits

  • Plant range S Europe, SW Asia


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

  • Toxicity



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline


  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    wider than 8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Easy to grow in moist, humus-rich, fertile soils but avoid planting in vacinity of buildings due to vigorous root system

Propagation Propagate from hardwood cuttings in winter or suckers in autumn or late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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