American Planetree ( Platanus occidentalis )
Tree, broadleaf deciduous, broad columnar
Height : 3.24m to 9.5m included
Origin : Eastern and Central North America
Environment : river valleys; on wet soils
Climate : warm, temperate; moderately humid
The American Planetree is a majestic tree that is often found on humid areas in the plains and valleys of North America, especially in the East and Central regions. It loves wet, even sometimes swampy soils. Due to the resistance to atmospheric pollution and to the endurance of severe pruning, it has become a very popular urban decoration species, today diffused also in the Southern America.