Trees by Genus

Genus 'Parrotia'

Parrotia persica

Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)

Parrotia persica

Also known as: Iron Tree

Native: The area south and southwest of the Caspian Sea, from north Persia to the Caucasus

In the wild and in gardens it can be very shrubby, forming dense thickets, but may be found as a tree.

Foliage

Leaves colour brilliant reds, orange and yellow.

Flowers

Parrotia persica

Flowers open in February and March before the leaves emerge; the clusters are about 1.2cm across, with bright red anthers.

Fruits

No sample available

Fruit is like a small brown nut about 1.2cm in a cluster of three to five.