|Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)|
Being that it was such a nice day, I took a quick stroll around the garden to see what colors were left. Parrotia persica, or commonly called the Persian Ironwood is a really great tree with wonderfully colored leaves. The dull brown leaves in the back are the same tree as the yellow and red here, but they were older and suffered from the drought we had in the summer.
This tree has grown well in the 6 years I've had it in, although it is still not old enough to show the wonderful exfoliating bark. Some day.....
Until then, I'll be happy with this. One caveat though, some green caterpillar thought they'd munch down on this tree this summer...quite a nuisance, although some sort of parasite managed to kill off most of the munchers.
|Parrotia, another view.|
|Ilex verticillata sparkleberry overall.|
|Itea "Little Henry"|