Parrotia persica

  • PRONUNCIATION:
  • COMMON NAME: Persian Parrotia
  • FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae
  • NATIVITY: native to Iran
  • GROWTH HABIT:Oval- rounded head of upright shape. 20 to 40' tall, 15 to 30' wide.
  • HARDINESS: USDA Zone (4)5 to 8
  • CULTURE: Full sun, prefer well drained, loamy, slightly acid soil.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Foundation plant, small tree for lawn or street.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, simple 2 1/2 to 5" long, 1 to 2 1/2" wide. Oval to obovate-oblong shape, obtuse apex and rounded or subcordate base. Yellow to orange fall color.
  • BUDS: Vegetative-stalked, with 2 outer scales, brownish color. Flower buds globose about 1/3" diameter, brownish black.
  • BARK: Exfoliating on the old branches, expose gray, green, white from mosaic.
  • FLOWER: March to April, apetalous, crimson-maroon to yellow.
  • FRUIT: A capsule, single seed per cell. about 3/ 8" long, bright brown.
  • PROPAGATION:
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

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