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Plant Species of the genus Planera

Information about this genus
Name: Planera
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Frost tender, it requires a warm, humid climate and does best in a protected position in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. It will tolerate wet or even boggy conditions. Propagate from seed or layers.
Description: Native to southeastern USA, this single-species genus contains a deciduous elm-like tree with ovate serrated leaves. The insignificant petal-less flowers of different sexes appear with new leaves and are followed by a single nut-like drupe with a hard or crusty shell. It is planted mainly as a shade tree in areas with hot summers.

Specie Vernacular Zone
aquatica 9-11

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