arboretum2

South Campus Tour

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
4 – 8
Height:
20 – 40
Spread:
15 – 30
Habit:
Small single-stemmed tree or large multi-stemmed shrub with an oval-rounded head of upright, ascending branches
Light:
Full sun
Soil:
Well-drained, loamy, slightly acidic soil preferable
Flowers:
Before the leaves in March – April with crimson stamens; easily overlooked
Fruit:
Bright brown, 2-valved capsule
Landscape use:
One of the best small-specimen trees; excellent small lawn or street tree
History:
Native range is Iran; cultivated in 1840; one genus named after F.W. Parrot, German naturalist and traveler
Pests\Problems:
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:
None