Also known as the Persian ironwood, the Persian Parrotia is known for its exfoliating bark which is particularly noticeable in the winter. When young, its leaves are reddish purple, and as it matures they will become dark green in the summer and yellow, orange, and red in the fall. It has a high tolerance to stressful conditions and is at a relatively low risk for diseases and pests. In addition, it is a member of the Hamamelidaceae, making it a relative of the Witch Hazels. This tree is native to Iran but is frequently cultivated in the U.S. and in Europe due to its resilient nature.
|Common Name||Persian Parrotia|
|Latin Name||Parrotia persica|