• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Wide spreading, rounded form to 20 to 40 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Late winter to early spring
  • Detail
    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
    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 & Lore
    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.