Green London Pine Plant
Green London Pine is a beautiful garden plant that is found in every small garden in India.
The overall shape is conical, with the crown becoming more irregular and spreading with age. The bark is rusty-brown and fibrous. The numerous slender ascending branches support shoots that spread out in flat, vertical planes. The leaves are like little scales overlapping and tightly packed on the shoots.
The cones are 15-25 mm long, green ripening brown in about 8 months from pollination, and have 6-12 thick scales arranged in opposite pairs. Morpankhi is native to China and Korea but cultivated as an ornamental plant the world over.
Sunlight – Full sun is ideal for the London planetree, but it will tolerate partial shade. It requires a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight every day, but six hours or more is better.
Watering – The tree has medium to high water requirements, depending on how much heat and sun it gets. It prefers consistently moist soil, but it does have some drought tolerance as well.
Plant Care – London plane trees grow rampantly in moderate climate regions around the world. The tree can be amenable to a particularly hot summer, as long as its soil remains moist.