name botanical:Parrotia persica
family:witch-hazel family (Hamamelidaceae)
height:up to 30 m (99ft)
The leaves are bright green, obovate, up to 10 cm 3.9 in) long with a smooth edge. In the upper third of the leaf is slightly sinuate. The leaf arrangement is alternate.
fall foliage:bright yellow to orange
The Parrotia flowers before the leaf shoots. The color is red.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
Very inconspicuous capsule fruit.
The branches are green to brown and slightly zig-zag. The buds are brown and hairy.
bark:The bark is brown and scaly with age.
ph value:slightly acidic - slightly alkaline