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Scientific Name: Parrotia persica
Pronunciation: puh-ROE-tee-uh PUR-sih-kuh
Common Name: Persian parrotia, Persian ironwood
Family Name: Hamamelidaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Key ID Features: Smaller deciduous tree; leaves simple, irregularly shaped, alternate with undulating margin; fruit and flowers insignificant. Winter ID: flower buds 4 mm, pubescent brown; buds stalked, fuzzy, dark brown to black; bark mildly exfoliating, smooth.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:10 - 15m
Spread:7 - 10m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Street (boulevard tree), Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars on campus include P. 'Inges Ruby Vase' (upright vase-shaped crown; foliage flushes bronzy-red and then with intense scarlet-red fall colour).
Persian parrotia, Persian ironwood
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Yellow, Orange, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Obovate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Crenate, Dentate

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Red, Green-yellow, (Make flowers with numerous red stamens; yellowish female flowers on same tree)
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Feb, Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Showy, Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: White, Grey, Green, Brown
Leaf Bud Type: Stalked, Rounded or globular
Leaf Scar Shape:Round
Organ Modifications: Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Seed, Hardwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
(TFL) Turf Field Lab : 514
(WDH) Wark-Dumais House : cv. Inges Ruby Vase
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