Parrotia persicaParrotia persica

Common Name: Persian Ironwood

Bloomtime: Spring

Bloomcolor: Insignificant

Exposure: Full sun

Height: 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12.5m)

Spread: 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9m)

Water: Medium

Zone: 5

Characteristics: Is a small, single trunk, deciduous tree eventually growing 20-40' tall or a large, multi-stemmed shrub growing to 15' tall., Apetulous flowers with dense, red stamens surrounded by brownish bracts appear in late winter to early spring before the foliage. Flowers are attractive on close inspection, but are generally considered to be somewhat insignificant. , Oval to oblong leaves emerge reddish-purple in spring, mature to a lustrous, medium to dark green in summer and change to variable shades of yellow, orange and red in fall., Bark of mature trees exfoliates to show green, white or tan patches beneath and provides good winter interest.