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Persian Ironwood

Parrotia persica

Also known as

Iron Tree, Ironwood, Iron tree

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

12m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Persian Ironwood Overview

Parrotia persica is a deciduous tree or large shrub in the witch-hazel family, Hamamelidaceae. Commonly known by the names Persian Ironwood and Iron Tree. It can grow to over 8m in height and produces beautiful, deep green leaves that display attractive autumn colouration, turning shades of yellow, gold, orange, purple and red in autumn. This species often forms multiple stems and has attractive flaking bark, it has a spreading habit and grows best in full sunlight. Flowers are small and bright red in colour, these are borne on bare stems.

Common problems with Persian Ironwood

Generally pest & disease free

    How to propagate Persian Ironwood

    Cuttings

    Semi-hardwood cuttings

    Special features of Persian Ironwood

    Autumn colour

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Persian Ironwood

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

    Deciduous Trees

    Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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    Acacia spp.

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    Multi Stemmed Trees

    With a little formative work these trees can be trained into multi- stemmed specimens.

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