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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
20 – 40
15 – 30
Small single-stemmed tree or large multi-stemmed shrub with an oval-rounded head of upright, ascending branches
Full sun
Well-drained, loamy, slightly acidic soil preferable
Before the leaves in March – April with crimson stamens; easily overlooked
Bright brown, 2-valved capsule
Landscape use:
One of the best small-specimen trees; excellent small lawn or street tree
Native range is Iran; cultivated in 1840; one genus named after F.W. Parrot, German naturalist and traveler
Pest resistant; reddish-purple changing to lustrous medium to dark green during summer and developing brilliant yellow to orange to scarlet fall color
Significant Features:


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Arboretum Consultant

Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

Arboretum Consultant

Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.