20 years to reach maturity
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Parrotia is a small genus containing 1 or 2 species of deciduous trees in the Hamamelidaceae family, one species, P. persica, or Persian ironwood, native to Iran and Azerbaijan and another, P. subaequalis, Chinese ironwood, native to eastern China. They are often multi-stemmed trees grown for their broad oval leaves that have striking and intense Autumn colours. Flowers are abundant and deep red, resembling those of the closely-related witch-hazel, and also produced in late winter before the foliage develops.
How to propagate Ironwood
Semi-hardwood or softwood cuttings are reccomended.
Seed in autumn.
Special features of Ironwood
Other uses of Ironwood
Grown for its flowers and autumn colour.