Persian, Parrotia

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Parrotia persica


Native to:

Mature Height and Width:
20-40 feet by 15-30 feet

Additional Notes:
A small tree native to Iran and the Caucasus, Persian parrotia is related to the American witchhazel.  This species is favored by landscapers for its mottled bark and multicolored foliage.