Latin Name : Parrotia persica

Grown particularly for its tremendous autumn leaf colour, the Parrotia will become a large deciduous shrub or small tree. 

This image also shows how the bark of a more mature Parrotia has that capacity to shed its bark in random patches, much as the London Plane Tree (Platanus x hispanica)

The ‘new season’ leaf

The Autumn leaf before leaf fall.

Interestingly its leaf is Obovate in shape, which is growing broader as its width progresses towards the end tip, rather that Elliptic like a Cherry leaf

The flowers have prominent purple stamens and appear as the new season leaf does.

All in all, the Parrotia is a terrific addition to any garden that has the spece