when this tree does what it's supposed to- and has that wonderful fall color- it is lovely. But fyi, we had one here at the 'retum in an open west siting for 12 yrs.-that NEVER turned that fall color.With head shaking and regret, we removed it last yr.
We were fortunate to inherit this beautiful tree when we purchased our house two years ago. It is a perfect addition to our garden, serves as a beautiful focal point, and does very well in zone 5. The foliage is beautiful in every season, with lush green in the summer and bright gold leaves through winter which don't drop till new growth begins in spring. I highly recommend this tree.
This tree lives up to every word in the description. We were fortunate to find one at a private nursery in Minnesota some years ago. It is not commonly stocked in our area. It flourished for six years and we had a hard time deciding which season was our favorite display. Unfortunately, it died back over the seventh winter and was completely gone the following spring after unseasonable warm-ups in mid-winter followed by hard freezes. Some of our windbreak trees were damaged as well. One expert we consulted said it was safer to plant in Zone 5 than Zone 4. This listing indicates hardy to Zone 4, too, which is encouraging. We have since added on and think that location will be better slightly better protected from harsh wind chill than before. It is worth the investment. After seeing the magnificent character of a mature Persian parrotia, nothing else will compare in that location.
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