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Parrotia persica
Persian Ironwood
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £7.50
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fantastic autumn coloration of a mature tree autumn summer yellow autumn coloration is less common - but just as beautiful colouring occurs in late autumn - often leaves are still present at first snow autumn coloration varies tree by tree

Common name in French:
Parrotie de Perse
Common name in German:
Parrotie, Persischer Eisenholzbaum, Persisches Eisenholz
Other common names:
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Family:
Hamamelidaceae
Origin:
Turkey, Iran and the surrounding area

Description:

Unusual small tree or large bush with stunning autumn coloration. This plant is ideal for small gardens, but can be grown in a pot on a patio but also ideal as a bonsai or can be trained to a wall; they usually reach no more than 3-4m in ten years. This is a short-trunked tree, with a bark resembling that of a London Plane. The older, darker bark exfoliates to reveal attractive pink, cinnamon, and yellow patches. Specimens are often maintained as large bushes, or as small trees of height 2-5 m in the garden. The beauty of its rich Autumn leaf colour (can be yellow as well as orange-purple) and attractive bark is simply unrivalled. Its Autumn coloration is one of the latest, it starts in late October and lasts well for a month, often till the first snow as seen on 5th picture. Its small, reddish (practically only stamens), witchhazel-like but shorter flowers appear on bare stems, before spring growth. New growth is reddish purple, mature leaves are large, simple and with serrated margins. Fully hardy.


Plant growing type:
deciduous
Habit:
spreading crowned small tree
Size when mature in m:
5-10m
Main feature (value):
leaf shape and autumn colours
Spring value:
colour of young shoots and leaves
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
colouring leaves
Winter value:
branch structure and habit of the plant
Autumn coloration:
shades of orange and red
Flower colour:
Red
Fruit colour:
brownish, dry and not showy
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
slightly acidic-neutral (pH 6-7)
Preferred location:
full sun
Where to plant:
borders or against stone walls; ideal for bonsai and for hedging as it branches out freely
Pests and diseases:
this tree is generally pest- and disease-free
Herbal usage:
none known
Edibility:
not edible
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
thrives in a wide range of soils including heavy clay and sand, tolerant to drought

Height in cm:
20-30
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
1 (this tree is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£7.50

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