Tree Information

Common Name: Chinese parasoltree

Scientific Name: Firmiana simplex

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 54 in.

Height: 27 ft.

Crown: 24 ft.

Points: 87

Date Last Measured: 2017

Last Measured by: Renee Frith

Date First Measured: 2007

Comments: The tree is very healthy and vigorous. Height measured with digital clinometer. It is well cared for by the garden staff.


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Norfolk

State Map

Land Owner: Norfolk Botanical Garden

GPS Coordinates: 36.905935, -76.199326

Owner Email:

Directions: Norfolk Botanical Garden near the junction of Discovery Grove, WOW and the Flowering Arboretum; west side of the intersection.

Owner Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Road

Norfolk, VA 23518

Owner Phone: 757-441-5830

Contact Information

Contact Name: Renee Frith

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 6700 Azalea Garden Road

Norfolk, VA 23518

Contact Phone: 757-441-5830

Contact Info: Theresa Augustin, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23518; (757) 441-5830;


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean/Gary Williamson/Theresa Augustin

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