Parrotia persica is a deciduous tree that we use on the coast when we want beautiful light green leaves in the spring, the widest possible range of autumn leaf color, interesting branching habit in the winter, and fairly wind resistant dark green textural foliage in the summer. We do not put them in gardens right on the ocean or indirect winds. We use standards in some installations but prefer multi-trunked specimens for accents in the garden. The Persian pear is somewhat dry tolerant, but it does need seasonal watering. This is a fairly pest-free tree. Autumn leaves are spectacular, even on the coast. It can grow over 30′ and as it matures, the bark exfoliates to patches of green, tan, and white. This beauty prefers full sun and likes acidic soil that’s moist and well-drained.