Parrotia persica

Scientific name: Parrotia persica


Common names: “Persian ironwood” “irontree”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree



Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered, tolerates air pollution

Soil: Prefers slightly acidic, tolerates clay

Moisture: Moist – average well drained


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Plant Size: 25-30′ H & W , upright columnar form

Leaf and Stem shape: Exfoliating bark on older trees and a beauteous fall colour, on each leaf all the colours are present in autumnImage result for parrotia persica

Flower: Small crimson flowers on bare twigs

Pruning: Minimal, just remove DDD’s

Maintenance: Low, can have a small amount of dieback

Landscape use: Good grown in lawns, mixed with shrubs, roadside planting, specimen tree

Propagate: By cuttings

Pests & Disease: None in Victoria

Comments: Spectacular fall colour in these leaves which blend the colours beautifully

Cultivars: ~AGM winner: P. p. ‘Vanessa’

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