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Parrotia persica /Parrotia

Parrotia persica  / Parrotia persica
Striking late autumn colored foliage
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Striking late autumn colored foliage

Canopy of a parrotia with autumn colored foliage

Summer foliage on a grove of trees

Close-up image of autumn colored leaves

Summer foliage

Upright form of a young tree

Specimen lawn tree

Flowers in early spring before leaves appear

Striking autumn color

Autumn color comes much later than most of the deciduous trees

Viewing up into the canopy of a tree at the height of the autumn color

Relatively young tree autumn color in Baton Rouge

Foliage in spring

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Scientific Name: Parrotia persica
Common Name: Parrotia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Upright multi-trunked low-branched tree with oval crown. It will not tolerate wet feet and dies where water stands around the roots for only a short time. It has some of the most beautiful autumn color and is outstanding in the deep south about one in three years, but autumn color comes quite late. Tolerant of urban conditions and can be used as a specimen, street tree, in containers and as a shade tree.