Looking good now
This stunning Indian bean tree is finally in flower at the heart of the Rock Garden.
This stunning Indian bean tree is finally in flower at the heart of the Rock Garden.
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Parrotia persica

The spidery, crimson flowers on the Persian Ironwood, Parrotia persica are just emerging. The tree seems particularly richly smothered in bloom this year - the whole tree embroidered with the silk knots.

While waiting for a bit more warmth to encourage them out, enjoy the self-grafted latticework of the snakeskin bark.

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