Scientific Name: Parrotia persica
Nativity: Northern Iran
Also called the Persian ironwood, this species is named after the German naturalist Friedrich Parrot. Parrotia pollen has been found in Miocene (23.3-5.3 million years ago) forests surrounded by wetlands. The Persian parrotia is closely related to witch hazels, but only naturally grows in the broad-leaved forests on the edge of the Caspian Sea. However, its beautiful autumn colors and winter flowers make it a wonderful addition to Pacific Northwest landscaping.
DBH: 3.4 inches