Though it’s August, we’re beginning to fall in love with seasonal color here at Rutgers Nursery!
Our Persian Parrotia has started to put out beautiful hues of fiery copper and apple red. This gorgeous deciduous tree is especially prized for its foliage which changes from a deep forest green in Spring to warm fall hues in late Summer into the Fall. Flowers are rich, pomegranate-like red clusters of small showy buds that appear in the Spring. This magnificent tree is super hearty, and is tolerant of many soil conditions including clay. It also fares well in air pollution making it an excellent choice for parks or city dwellings. The tree’s mature height ranges from 20-30′ tall, and over time, its bark exfoliates to reveal dappled shades of gray green and white.