Scientific Name: Parrotia persica
Common Name: Persian parrotia, Persian ironwood
Family Name: Hamamelidaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Oblong, Obovate, Ovate, Crenate, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Green-yellow, Red, Feb-Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep
Key ID Features:
Smaller deciduous tree; leaves alternate, most blades oblong-obovate, 6-12cm long x 2.5-6cm wide, margin wavy and crenate mid-blade to apex. Winter ID: bark smooth, mildly exfoliating to reveal white, green and tan patches; flower buds 4mm, pubescent brown-black; leaf buds stalked, fuzzy, dark brown to black.