Parrotia persica is a highly ornamental tree, native to Iran, which makes a great year round feature with something to offer in every season.

In late winter/early spring, when there is little interest amongst other trees, Parrotia persica produces its flowers on the bare stems. The heart-shaped leaves follow in the spring and are bronze-violet when they emerge, turning glossy green in the summer. The autumn colour is spectacular with yellow, orange, red and violet tints. Once the leaves have fallen, a decorative tree remains, with whimsical branches and an attractive bark, which peels off in pieces as the tree ages, creating a beautiful camouflage pattern in green, grey, brown-pink and yellow.

The ornamental value of this tree is primarily the trunk. It is smooth but exfoliates in thin scaly plates (like a plane tree) to reveal cream, yellow and greens patches of colour.

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