Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Wide spreading, rounded form to 20 to 40 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fall Color
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late winter to early spring
Botanical Pronunciation:par-ROH-ti-a PER-si-ka
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Wide spreading, rounded form to 20 to 40 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late winter to early spring
Flower color:Red
Design IdeasThis great little tree should be used more often because of its most unique display of fall color. Excellent single front-yard tree for city gardens. Makes a powerful contrast against a background of dark evergreens. A lovely accent for water gardens or woodland settings. Large enough for shade in the backyard near a patio or terrace. Ideal counterbalance for spring color beside a gazebo shrouded in a flowering vine. Romantic color you can count on to give a cottage or country garden carefree autumn glory.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This tree is classified into the witch-hazel family, Hammamelidaceae. The genus was inspired by colorful tropical birds. This species originates in Iran and Iraq, formerly the Persian empire, hence the species name. The tree was introduced to Britain and America around 1840.