Oriental Planetree ( Platanus orientalis )
Height : 2m to 24 m included
Origin : Southeastern Europe, Middle East
Environment : in full sun; up to 600 m altitude
Climate : temperate, mild
The Oriental Planetree is the native planetree of Europe. It is very resistant to pollution and for this reason it was planted in most city parks and avenues. In the last decades, however, it was attacked by a disease, and for this reason, a hybrid species (Platanus x acerifolia), born from the crossover of the Oriental Planetree with the American Planetree, is almost exclusively planted today. The venerable existing species of the Oriental Planetree can reach an impressive size and shape.