Recommended Placement:

Platanus racemosa tolerates seasonal flooding, but will also survive drought conditions once established. Can take heat and cold.


This tree is native to California, growing up to 110 feet tall and has a trunk diameter of nearly 3-4 feet. The bark has attractive patches of white, beige and grey. The leaves are large and palmate, with 3 - 5 lobes. The new leaves are furry. The spherical hard seeds usually hang in a row on a string like thread. It naturally grows in riparian habitats and flood plains, but when established can survive on little water.

Optimal Soil:

Acidic or alkaline. Needs to be well draining soil.


Natural form

Ult Height:

110 feet

Ult Spread:

30- 50 feet

Best exposure:

Full Sun

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