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Commonly known as Persian ironwood

SCALLOPED foliage coloured in shades of red, orange and yellow and a siver-grey bark whence its metallic common name is derived. In the witch hazel family. Named after German naturalist Friedrich Parrot.

Genus of 2 species of deciduous tree from forests in the Caucasus, northern Iran and eastern China.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Tree
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown for its autumn colour, peeling bark and attractive flowers.
  • Place of origin - Caucasus, northern Iran.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - for good autumn colour.
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of PARROTIA

PARROTIA persica

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Commonly known as: Irontree, Persian ironwood.
Excellent autumn colour with small red flowers in February-March on bare stems
Small £15.00 each
Large £50.00 each

PARROTIA persica 'Persian Spire'

PARROTIA persica 'Persian Spire'  >

Commonly known as: Irontree, Persian ironwood.
Purple shoots in spring and dark green leaves with a striking purple border in summer. Yellow to orange autumn colour
£25.00 each
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Large £45.00 

PARROTIA persica 'Vanessa'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Irontree, Persian ironwood.
Glossy red shoots and young leaves edged with bronze-red. More upright tree-like habit
£27.50 each

PARROTIA subaequalis

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Commonly known as: Persian ironwood.
Intoduced only in last 20 years. This hardy species has smaller leaves than P.persica and grows in a more upright fashion. Wonderful bark and wine-red foliage turning scarlet in autumn. A must have rarity for any woodland garden
£45.00 each

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