Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Boehmeria japonica 'Platanifolia'
Sycamore-leaf False Nettle
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Boehmeria
Item #: 7909
Zones: 4a to 8b, guessing
Height: 60" tall
Origin: China, Japan, Korea
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
We were thrilled to find yet another in the overlooked genus boehmeria that makes a great garden specimen. The deciduous Boehmeria japonica 'Platanifolia' makes a 5' tall x 4' wide texturally enchanting clump of upright stems, clothed with fascinatingly bold, deeply-incised green leaves, each attached to the stem by a bright red petiole. The top of the stems are adorned in late summer...I use the term "adorned" loosely...with floral stalks that look like limp pipe cleaners. Visitors to the garden seem quite enchanted with this...we hope you feel the same.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
Other: Butterfly Attracting Plants , Pollinator Plants , Plants from China , Plants from Japan , Tropical Looking Plants