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New Columnar Parrotia Makes Debut
Madison, OH (August 13, 2013) – UpShoot is proud to announce the release of Persian Spire™ Columnar Parrotia by JLPN Inc. of Salem, Oregon. Owner John Lewis selected the first plant on-site from a row of seedlings. Persian Spire showed its unique foliage and distinctly upright character at an early age. Columnar growth habit clearly distinguishes it from other upright Parrotia such as ‘Vanessa’.
“I always loved Parrotia as a plant”, commented John Lewis, owner of JLPN. “In trying to sell Parrotia persica, it had great fall color, but nothing special beyond this single characteristic. Now we have a Parrotia cultivar that brings something else to the table – upright, fast growing and spring growth with purple edges.”
|Height & Spread
|25′ h x 10′ w
|Columnar to upright oval
|Showy red stamens
|Green, fine textured
Persian Spire is highly versatile and can be used in the landscape as a narrow growing tree, hedge or screen. Branching is dense and full, making it a refreshing, bright and colorful alternative to beech or hornbeam hedges.
Where to Find and See Persian Spire in Person
August 22-24, 2013 in Portland, Oregon in the New Varieties Showcase.Trees will be featured in JLPN booths #2049, #3050 and UpShoot booth #2047.
Liners are available from JLPN Inc. with large liners and finished stock from growers across the country. Download the list here.
JLPN Inc., in the heart of the Oregon Willamette Valley is an industry leading, wholesale producer of bare root and container grown, fruit and ornamental bare root deciduous shade tree seedlings, cultivar rooted cuttings, grafting and budding under stock. For more information, please contact John at 877-490-7844 or email@example.com
UpShoot, LLC is a boutique horticulture marketing firm offering expert sales, marketing and licensing of new plant introductions to North America, Canada, Europe and Australia. UpShoot provides a wide range of services including new plant research and development, writing plant patents, trademarks and licensing agreements for growers and breeders, and marketing services to promote new plants to licensed growers, retailers and consumers. For more information, please contact Maria Zampini at 440-812-3249 or firstname.lastname@example.org