Persian Parrotia

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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.

Name Persian Parrotia
Latin Name Parrotia persica
Type Adaptive, Non-Native
Diameter 4.5″
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.

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