Parrotia, Persian Witch Hazel - Parrotia
Small deciduous tree native to the Caucasus region.
Member of the family Mamaelidaceae. The tree has a wide spreading
crown and may reach up to 40ft. in height and 30ft in diameter.
Leave are oval in shape and are 5 inches long by 3 inches wide.
Parrotia can form trees with a single or multiple trunks, which are
attractive with their peeling bark and smooth underlying wood.
The tree is rather non descript in the spring and summer, but in
autumn they are spectacular, with foliage which turns brilliant red,
orange and bronze shades. They
make excellent specimen or small shade or street trees. Flowers
produced, like the related witch hazel (Hamamelis), in the late winter,
red and produced in abundance, making Parrotia very desirable for
Parrotia does well in most any well drained soils that are not heavy
and waterlogged soils, but they do tend to be slightly drought
prefer a planting site in full sun or partial shade and grow rather
Parrotia may be propagated by sowing seed in spring or by taking
softwood cuttings in the early summer. Seed should be cold
60 days prior to planting for best germination. See seed stratification
Hardy to 20F (12.2C) Height: 40ft. Spread: 30ft.
|#1082 Packet $40.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
|#B1z-1082 Bulk seed 1oz $65.50 Approximately 550 seeds||
|#B4-1082 Bulk Seed 4oz. $80.50 Approximately 2225 seeds||
|#B1z-1082 Bulk seed 1lb $120.50 Approximately 8900 seeds||
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