PARROTIA persica

Commonly known as Irontree, Persian ironwood

Excellent autumn colour with small red flowers in February-March on bare stems
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Glossy, rich-green leaves tp 12cm (5in) long which turn yellow, orange and red-purple in autumn.
  • Red
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Dense, spreading, short-trunked tree. Spider-like flowers are produced in spherical clusters 1cm (½in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PARROTIA persica

 
Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
Small £18.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from APRIL 2024
Large £75.00 each 
Delivery Information Normally 3 - 5 days
Courier Only due to the size of this plant.
Due to limitations imposed by couriers, taller items
might have to pruned to reduce height prior to dispatch.
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Caucasus, northern Iran.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    For good autumn colour.
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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8m (26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PARROTIA persica

PARROTIA persica 'Persian Spire'

PARROTIA persica 'Persian Spire'

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 
Large
£70.00  
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PARROTIA persica 'Vanessa'

PARROTIA persica 'Vanessa'

Irontree, Persian ironwood

glossy red shoots and young leaves edged with bronze-red. More upright tree-like habit

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£70.00  

Useful extras...

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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