Parrotia persica

(Persian Ironwood)


$299.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Persian ironwood is a small, single trunk, deciduous tree eventually growing 20-40′ tall (but typically 10′ after 7-8 years) or a large, multi-stemmed shrub growing to 15′ tall. Apetulous flowers with dense, red stamens surrounded by brownish bracts appear in late winter to early spring before the foliage. Flowers are attractive on close inspection, but are generally considered to be somewhat insignificant. Oval to oblong leaves (to 4" long) emerge reddish-purple in spring, mature to a lustrous, medium to dark green in summer and change to variable shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. Bark of mature trees exfoliates to show green, white or tan patches beneath and provides good winter interest.

Description

Best grown in average, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade and a wide range of soil conditions.

Additional information

Common Name

Persian Ironwood

Botanical Name

Parrotia persica

Container/Amount

45 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

40 ft.

Width

30 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late winter to early spring

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

yellow/orange/red

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