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PARROTIA persica 'Vanessa'

Commonly known as Irontree, Persian ironwood

Glossy red shoots and young leaves edged with bronze-red. More upright tree-like habit
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, glossy, rich-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long turn yellow, orange and red-purple in autumn.
  • Red
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 4m (13ft)
  • Tree
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - ultimate size in 20-50 years
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Caucasus, northern Iran. Garden origin. Netherlands.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Suitable for small gardens - Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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.

    RHS group 1
  • 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
  4m (13ft)
 

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