Plantaholic POST:

Look  up into the hoary upper reaches of Platanus orientalis var. insularis.  A doughty specimen from Crete.  Tall as a house in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

The leaves in summer are caterpillar green with the distinctive baubles of the fruits.  The trees in the gardens here can be adopted for a five year stint.  When it becomes available, I am after this lovely plane.


  1. Mark and Gaz says:

    Very old trees are such a sight to behold and adds so much character to an area.

    I would love to visit EBG soon, especially their glasshouses.

  2. What an interesting tree….from trunk to leaves and fruit…

  3. Oh those little green fruits are great…and what a character that old tree is! 🙂

  4. Donna says:

    Not too ‘plane’ a tree. Nice view.

  5. catmint says:

    my dream is to travel the world visiting gardens – I have now added EBG to my wishlist.

  6. I grew up visiting EBG. I don’t remember this tree. I feel a visit coming on…

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