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Parrotia persica ‘Pendula’

Persian Ironwood

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Features

  • Height4m
  • Spread4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Leaf ColourDark green, red, orange, purple

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Caucasus and Northern Iran.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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