|Species:||Platanus x acerifolia (Ait.) Willd.|
|Italian common noun:||Platano|
Origin: England. Botanical characteristics: It is an hybrid obtained by crossing Platanus orientalis and Platanus occidentalis. Is a great and majestic deciduous tree with foliage from round to spreading, media growing, reaches 40 meters in height. It has erect and powerful main branches that are inserted at 45 ° to the trunk, ornamental bark, brown then clear grey then peels off in large plates discovering creamy-white areas below. Its leaves are large, palmate, with 3-5 lobes more or less toothed bright green, glossy. In autumn colour is yellow-brown. Is a monoecious plant, with male and female flowers separated but on the same plant in spherical heads. Its nfructescenses are always spherical with long stalks and brought in groups of 2-4, first green and then brown in autumn that remain long on the plant. Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers deep, fertile land, fresh and well-drained soils but adapts well to all land highly calcareous And has a high resistance to water stagnation and urban pollution. Use: Is used in Agricultural ditches along the hedgerow from coppice. Is cultivated as plant for shade in the cities along avenues and squares and also for road trees. In parks and gardens as isolated exemplary or in groups or to create areas of woodland.
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