Parrotia persica – Persian Witchhazel
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: Deep green glossy leaves with unevenly shallowly scalloped edges, colouring to beautiful gold and crimson tints in autumn.
FLOWERS: The unusual flowers are borne in late winter and consist of small clusters of red stamens. As the pollen sheds, the stamens become yellow.
BARK: Mature bark is highly ornamental, and is shed in plates to reveal a white, to light grey colour.
GROWTH RATE: Slow
DESCRIPTION: Open vase shaped head on a short trunk. A stately, medium sized deciduous tree valued for its rich autumn colour, attractive flaking bark and heat tolerance.
LANDSCAPE USES: Shade, driveways and avenues or as a street tree.Makes an excellent specimen tree.
TOLERANCES: Suitable only for cooler areas in any reasonable soil with good drainage. Withstands dry conditions and exposure to wind once established. Safe to at least -10C.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.