London Plane

London Plane - 6618 - June - Left Side

London Plane – 6618 – June – Left Side

London Plane  Platanus  x hispanica   (6618). In the late 19th century, it was frequently planted in London and other European cities and acquired the common name London Plane.  As trees mature, the bark peels to reveal yellow areas beneath. The foliage with five pointed lobes is similar in shape to that of Sycamore or Maple but the foliage is alternately arranged on the shoot. While the flower is not noticeable, pendulous catkins with round clusters of seed are conspicuous in autumn and remain on the tree until the following spring. While these trees are long grown in Ireland, only in very recent years have they borne fruit, attributed to warmer summers. (Source: Dr Mary Forrest, UCD).

 

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Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

Areas around Quad where trees are identified.

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