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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
    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

PARROTIA persica 'Vanessa'

 
  • 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
  • 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.

    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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