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A picture of a Parasol Tree

Parasol Tree

Firmiana spp.

Firmiana simplex (1) by Shih-Shiuan Kao (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

7a-10b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Parasol Tree

Firmiana simplex - Nagai Botanical Garden - DSC07651
Firmiana colorata (5508458217)
Firmiana simplex
A photo of Parasol Tree

Parasol Tree Overview

Also known as parasol tree, the genus Firmiana consists of roughly 16 deciduous shrubs and trees, with some evergreen species. They are large-leaved, typically grown for their foliage and may be effectively utilised as shade trees. Flowers are clustered, small and petalless, shaped like bells and usually coloured orange-red, cream or green-white. This genus is particularly well-suited to a woodland garden environment.

How to propagate Parasol Tree

Seed

Seed when ripe or in spring.

Other uses of Parasol Tree

Grown for their foliage and to provide shade.