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Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’

Persian Ironwood

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Features

  • Height10m
  • Spread4m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Leaf ColourDark green, orange, red, crimson, bronze, gold

Description

Parrotia persica ‘Vanessa’ (Persian Ironwood). This Persian Ironwood has a columnar habit and fantastic autumn colour, with leaves turning bronze, crimson, orange and gold. The bark also provides winter interest with flaking grey and tan bark.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Caucasus and North 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

Cultivation

Grow in a position sheltered from winds.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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