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.
|Latin Name||Parrotia persica|
|Color of Leaf||Reddish purple when young.
Lustrous dark green in the summer
Fall foliage is a combination yellows, oranges, and reds.
|Shape of Leaf||2 1/2″ to 5″ Long, 1″ to 2 1/2″ Wide|
|Color of Flower||Maroon-red|
|Shape of Flower||Small clusters|
|Shape of Bark||Exfoliating bark|
The Persian Parrotia, also called the Persian ironwood, is known for its exfoliating bark which develops gray, green, brown, and white colors as it matures. 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. Furthermore, this tree is native to Iran but is frequently cultivated in the U.S. and in Europe.