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Platanus acerifolia

Common name(s): London Plane

Plant type: deciduous large tree
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Autumn
Cutting maturity: hardwood
Rooting environment: outdoor beds
Soil temperature for best rooting: 70-73 degrees F
Time to rooting: 3 weeks
Comment: Platanus acerifolia = P. occidentalis x P. orientalis.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: late Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratification
Comment: Presowing fumigation of beds (Methyl Bromide). Use straw mulch for beds.