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PERSIAN IRONWOOD
Parrotia persica

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Photo Locations: Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Shrub or multi-trunked tree. Cultivar 'Vanessa' grows to 28 feet by 14 feet wide and advertised as a better choice for smaller gardens.

Native to Iran, Turkey, and Georgia.

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Additional Common Names

PERSIAN PARROTIA, PERSIAN IRONWOOD

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 35 feet.

Width: 15 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Obovate, Glossy Dark Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Striking, Cream, Dark Brown, Light Green, Light Gray, Scaly or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 7 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Parrotia persica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 9, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/parrotia-persica >

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