Parrotia persica ‘Jodrell Bank’ Parrotia

Parrotia

Description: An attractive, small tree of upright habit, with flaking, grey and fawn bark. Bronze-red, leathery, glossy emerging leaves, turning green in summer and spectacular, dark red and red-violet in the autumn. Dainty red, strap-like, flowers in midwinter followed by discrete, small, brown capsule fruits.

History: A selection from the Jodrell Bank Arboretum in Manchester, UK.

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
  • S Size: Small

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