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Parrotia persica (AGM)

Parrotia Persica

Entrance to the potager (coming from the specimen lawn)

Parrotia means it was named after J.J.F.W. Parrot, an 18th century German-born botanist and physician; persica means from Persia, as this tree is a native of northern Iran and Azerbaijan along the Caspian Sea.

Parrotia persica is a slow growing deciduous tree with a wide, horizontal habit. It can be grown as a single or multi-stemmed tree, growing to around 8m in height. The bark has attractive flakes and is generally coloured cream to grey. 

Similar to the Witch Hazels, the Parrotia produces its small, dark red flowers on bare stems in late winter. New leaves flushed with a pinkish bronze tint mature to green. In autumn the leaves turn deep red, burgundy, orange and yellow in a spectacular display.

AGM LogoAGM  (Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit).  This award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing its garden worthiness.  More information

 

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