|Grid reference||ST 18007 78292|
|Common name||Oriental plane|
|Alternative name||Platanus orientalis f. digitata|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||13M February 2021|
|Girth||138cm February 2021|
This tree is in at the southern end of the cemetery close to the Whitchurch Road boundary. It is opposite Gladstone Primary School.
General tree description
Platanus orientalis 'Digitata' is a cultivar of the Oriental plane (P. orientalis) with deeply cut leaves forming three or five finger-like lobes with serrated edges. The Oriental plane is native to Asia Minor and India and is a fast growing, large tree up to 30 metres, with a wide spreading crown. Its flaking, ornamental bark is dappled in shades of brown, grey and cream, giving the tree a speckled appearance. The feathery, palmate leaves are fresh green, turning pale purple in autumn. There are spherical yellow-green flowers in May, followed by spherical clusters of seeds, initially green, turning brown and remaining on the tree until mid-winter. P. orientalis 'Digitata' has the same growth habit as the species but is distinguished by its deeply cut leaves.