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Parrotia subaequalis

Chinese Parrotia

Parrotia

Comments

An excellent shrub, or small tree with many ornamental attributes; interesting bark develops gray, green and cream color with age; fall color is a consistent burgundy purple; best with acidic soil, even moisture, and protection from hot afternoon sun

Description

An excellent shrub, or small tree with many ornamental attributes; interesting bark develops gray, green and cream color with age; fall color is a consistent burgundy purple; best with acidic soil, even moisture, and protection from hot afternoon sun

Landscape Attributes

Chinese Parrotia is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Chinese Parrotia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Shade;Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Chinese Parrotia will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

30 feet

30 feet

acidic

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

burgundy

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