Parrotia persicaItem #6397 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7
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Excellent small scale lawn or street tree featuring red anthered flowers covering the bare branches in late winter. Outstanding fall color of yellow, orange and scarlet. Attractive bark in winter.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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 ColorBlooms:Late winter to early spring
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:par-ROH-ti-a PER-si-kaPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Wide spreading, rounded form to 20 to 40 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Late winter to early springFlower color:RedDesign 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.Companion PlantsHornbeam (Carpinus betulus); Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra); Fothergilla (Fothergilla)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.