London Plane Sapling Trees

General Info RHS AGM
Soil Acidic, Wet
Type Screening
Ornamental Autumn Colour

Platanus acerifolia

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  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
120/150 cm Bareroot Not for sale as there is a movement restriction on all Platanus varieties £7.14Not for sale as there is a movement restriction on all Platanus varieties£6.30Not for sale as there is a movement restriction on all Platanus varieties£5.94Not for sale as there is a movement restriction on all Platanus varieties£5.70Not for sale as there is a movement restriction on all Platanus varieties£5.40
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



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Platanus Acerifolia - Currently Not Available

The London Plane tree, Platanus acerifolia, is a vigorous, spreading, large tree that responds very well to pollarding and regular pruning. It loves heavy clay. Suitable for parks and big gardens.

Unfortunately London Planes use now subject to a movement restriction order in the UK which effectively removes them from sale indefinitely. This page, for the time being, is therefore for information only. One of the best substitutes, if you are looking for a stately, large leaved tree that can cope with heavy clay and air pollution is the Sycamore which produces a magnificent specimen tree if given enough room.

It can be grown as a screening tree up to about 35 metres high. It is a good, tall windbreak tree.
The plants on this page are young saplings. London Plane saplings are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).  See our full range of hedging options.

General description of Platanus acerifolia plants:

The London Plane, Platanus acerifolia, is a big, stately tree with maple-shaped leaves. As it gets older, the mottled bark flakes away in irregular plates, creating a patchwork of green, white and cream. It is widely planted beside the road and in industrial zones. It is fast-growing and can be pruned hard on a regular basis; street trees are usually pollarded to restrict their size. Finches like eating the seeds.

History & uses of Platanus acerifolia:

You may see the London Plane listed as either Platanus acerifolia or Platanus hispanica. London Plane trees aren't from London or even Britain, they are probably a hybrid of an American Plane variety and the Oriental Plane, which arose naturally from imported trees in Spain during the 1600's.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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