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Parrotia persicaPersian Ironwood

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Astonishing autumn colour

Winter flowering

Attractive flaking bark

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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 800cm (315in)
Spread Up to 1000cm (394in)

Hardy Tree

low maintenance gardenspecimen plantwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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Native to Northern Iran, this superb tree is grown for its late-winter flowers and glorious autumn foliage. Closely related to the Witch Hazel (Hamamelis), Persian Ironwood starts flowering in late winter, producing clusters of small spider-like, crimson flowers. These are followed by glossy, rich green leaves, which in the autumn transform to stunning, vibrant shades of yellow, orange, red and purple. On mature trees, the peeling bark creates a mottled effect most appreciated in winter once the leaves have fallen. As the common name suggests, Parrotia persica is a tough, low-maintenance plant, growing well in almost any soil. Having an unusual spreading habit this tree as best grown as a specimen tree or as part of a woodland garden, with plenty of space to grow. Height: 8m (26’). Spread: 10m (33’).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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2 x 5 litre potted parrotia plants (TKA3315)

1 x 5 litre potted parrotia plant (KA3314)

1 x 15 Litre Potted Plant (KF2296)

1 x 12 Litre Potted Plant (KF2295)

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KF2299)

1 x 25 Litre Potted Plant (KF2298)

1 x 18 Litre Potted Plant (KF2297)

How to Grow
Gradually acclimatise Persian Ironwood trees to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Plant Parrotia persica in any moist, fertile, well-drained soil; it will grow happily in improved clay soils. Incorporate plenty of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting. Choose a final position in full sun or partial shade.
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Feed and water Parrotia trees regularly until fully established. Once established, Parrotia persica requires little attention except for the occasional removal of damaged, diseased and misplaced shoots in late winter or early spring. Exposed flower buds may be damaged by hard frosts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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