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Parrotia persica ‘Pendula’

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A rare and attractive tree, Parrotia persica 'Pendula' has splendid orange/red autumn colour and an eye-catching spreading/weeping habit.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Parrotia persica  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: January - February.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Parrotia persica 'Pendula' grows to be a very small weeping tree.
Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft) if trained to required height
Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Notes: In our experience although hardy, Parrotia persica 'Pendula' will hold onto its fabulous autumn colours much longer if planted in a position sheltered from strong winds.

This grafted plant tends to be a little slower growing then some other selections of Parrotia and ideally, the main growing leader should be supported up a bamboo cane or similar to the required height after which the support can be removed and the Parrotia persica 'Pendula' will gradually weep to the ground.

If grown without support Parrotia persica 'Pendula' will usually spread and creep at a relatively low height and act essentially as an unusual ground cover plant.

Plant Finder: about Parrotia persica ‘Pendula’

Common names

Persian Ironwood


Parrotia persica ‘Pendula’ (Persian Ironwood). This is a tree with a weeping habit and large ovate, wavy-edged leaves, which turn magnificent shades of red, orange and purple in the autumn.


Plant in a sheltered position. Support this grafted plant to the required height before allowing it to weep.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for autumn colour.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Parrotia persica  ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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