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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
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £45.00 

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • Deciduous - finer, narrower leaves than the species
  • Red
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 3-4m (10-13ft)
  • Tree - or tall shrub
  • 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 - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin. USA. John Lewis, Salem, Oregon
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • 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 best autumn colour
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Narrowly columnar -
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