Persian Parrotia

Arbor walk #1, Treekepper ID #2642

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.

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.

Common NamePersian Parrotia
Latin NameParrotia persica
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