Parrotia persica ‘Bella’ Parrotia

Parrotia

Parrotia persica ‘Bella’

Description: The oval, serrated, leaves are deep purple when young, maturing to a rich green colour, then dark-red and violet-red in autumn. When the tree is mature, the bark will begin to peel and flake which adds winter interest after leaf fall.

History: A selection from seedlings grown using seeds collected in the wild in the North Caucasus. Selected by Herman Geers and introduced in the Netherlands in 2004, by Chris van de Wurff, Junior Nurseries.

Parrotia Growing Tips: Grow in a well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Tolerant of most soils, including chalk.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: February
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • M Size: Medium
  • Attractive bark

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