Shade tree choices: London Plane
Common name: London Plane
Botanical name: Platanus x hispanica 'Columbia'
Fall color: N/A
Soil moisture: Can tolerate wet soil; Requires infrequent deep watering once established
Growth rate: Fast
|Minimum Planting Distances|
|from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad):||8 feet|
|from a building foundation:||15 feet|
|from walks and driveways:||8 feet|
|from an air conditioner:||8 feet|
|from a fence:||6 feet|
|from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable):||6 feet|
|from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line):||30 feet|
|from a swimming pool:||25 feet|
|from a septic system:||30 feet|
|between trees*:||30 feet|
|* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half.
Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.