Tree Selection

Trees Introduction

The trees we have planted so far have been selected to give all round interest and variety. As you can see they are beautiful in many different ways, with different shaped leaves and changing colours through the seasons. They also bring a variety of flowers and catkins in spring and summer, and then in autumn, fruit, cones and seeds of many types.

They have also been chosen specifically to suit the site and soil at Hampshire Farm Meadows, and with the climate, both now and in the future, in mind. The Planting Programme will first establish the main layout of the site, with larger trees providing structure and shelter from the wind, before adding other trees in a planned layout.

Tap on a tree's name to discover more information about it and also locate it in the arboretum.


Oriental Plane

Platanus orientalis 'Digitata'

Oriental Plane TreeOriental Plane Leaves


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Common Name

Oriental Plane

Scientific Name

Platanus orientalis 'Digitata'




A large, deciduous tree to 25m width. The leaves are deeply divided into five narrow points and are dark green. In autumn they turn pale brown with a distinctive shade of pale bronzy purple. It has flaking bark showing patches of grey, olive green and brown. The seed heads hang like Christmas baubles into the winter. Tolerant of damp or dry conditions and an exposed site. A native of Crete and the Balkan mountains.

Max Height: 30 metres

Soil: Not fussy

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Find This Tree In The Arboretum 


Tree Numbers: 23,  24,  62