A Platanus racemosa in Oakdale is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 106 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 355 inches and a crown spread of 136 feet.
- Shape: Oval, Rounded or Umbrella
- Foliage: Deciduous, Palmate, Light Green, Bronze,
- Height: 30 - 80 feet.
- Width: 20 - 50 feet.
- Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
- Fruit: Prolific, Brown or Mostly Green Achene, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
- Bark: Striking, Cream or Light Green, Exfoliating, Furrowed or Smooth.
- Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf. Moderate out of Leaf.
- Litter Issue: Dry Fruit, Leaves, Twigs and Bark.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
- Zones: Sunset 4 – 24, USDA Hardiness 7 - 10.
- Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Pests & Disease Information
- Resistant: Verticillium.
- Susceptible: Leaf Miner, Scales and Spider Mites, Anthracnose, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Mistletoe, Apignomonia venata and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
- Branch Strength: Medium.
- Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
- Health Hazard: Allergy
- Biogenic Emissions: High
- Attracts: Birds.
SelecTree. "Platanus racemosa Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 23, 2018.
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