Parrotia persica

Persian Ironwood


  • Dark green foliage which turns to yellow, orange and red in autumn.
  • Tree has interesting branch structure and an exfoliating bark which reveals green, white or tan patches.
  • Often becomes multi-stemmed when left unpruned.
  • Very hardy tree.


  • Excellent as a lawn specimen in medium to large gardens.
  • Border plantings.
  • Pruned up specimens suitable for street plantings.

Growing Conditions

  • Very wind and frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal hardy.
  • Very dry to moist soil conditions.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.5m
10 year old tree 4.0m 2.5m
Country of Origin:   Iran

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