Parrotia

Vital statistics

A great small tree for foliage effect and bark. 20-30' tall and wide. Best in full sun or part shade and well drained soil. Once established, very tolerant of heat and drought.

Leaves emerge red-purple in spring and turn yellow-orange to orange in fall. The bark peels as the tree ages, revealing a pattern of gray, green and white.

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A member of the witchhazel family.
Summer color
Fall color

Summer color

Clean, deep green leaves.

Fall color

Yellow-orange to orange. In the photo above, the juvenile foliage blazed orange in fall and then remained on the tree through winter.