Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ Parrotia

Parrotia

Description: A small, upright tree with attractive, flaking bark and small, delicate, red flowers on bare stems in late winter and early spring. The young foliage is red and bronze, turning green for summer then producing shades of red, orange and purple in autumn. Makes an excellent tree for small gardens.

History: A seedling selected in the Netherlands in 1975. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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 2m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: February
  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Autumn colour
  • S Size: Small

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