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Parrotia persica

Iron tree

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to April
  • Height5m to 7m
  • Spread7m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange-red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy rich green

Description

Parrotia persica (Iron tree). This is a spreading, short-trunked deciduous tree with flaking bark, It produces roughly diamond-shaped leaves which produce shades of yellow, orange and crimson in autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Ironwood

Origin

Caucasus, N.Iran

Interest and use

Specimen, bark, striking autumn colours of yellow, orange, scarlet.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Boggy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

A lime-tolerant tree, It grows well in full sun, fertile soil and temperate climates. Plant between autumn and spring. Prune in August.

Propagation

You can propagate from softwood cuttings in summer.

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