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Parrotia persica | Iron Tree - 170-200cm - 12lt

Parrotia persica | Iron Tree - 170-200cm - 12lt

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Parrotia persica is a slow-growing, wide-spreading, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or small, single-trunk tree with exfoliating bark, and glossy, scallop-shaped leaves, reddish purple in spring, dark green in summer, and yellow, orange, red and purple in autumn. Small, red flowers open from black, velvety buds and bloom in clusters in late winter and early spring on bare branches. Fruit is a brown, 2-velved capsule. Parrotia persica prefers fertile, slightly acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils, in full sun, but tolerates partial shade and various soil conditions. Resistant to cold, but late frost may damage flower buds. It is generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, it doesn’t require much pruning. Persian Ironwood is most attractive for its autumn foliage and a peeling bark in shades of pink, grey-green and brown. It is excellent as a specimen or lawn tree, great for shrub borders, wall-side borders, and informal hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Persian Ironwood

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Iran, Iraq

  • Flower

    small, red flowers

  • Foliage

    glossy, scallop-shaped leaves, reddish purple in spring, dark green in summer, and yellow, orange, red and purple in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


winter, spring


spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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