Persian ironwood is an impressive short tree: colorful as a bonfire in autumn, and very useful hard wood whenever it needs to be chopped down.
Persian Ironwood facts
Name – Parrotia persica
Family – Hamamelidaceae
Type – shrub
Height – 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 m)
Exposure – full sun to shade
Soil – rather acidic
Foliage – deciduous
Flowering – January to March
Planting Persian ironwood
- When planting, combine ⅓ heath with your garden soil.
If you live in an area with rather warm climate, select a shade-covered spot.
Follow our advice on planting shrubs.
Pruning Persian ironwood
They don’t need any pruning.
If you wish to reduce or reshape the shrub, it’s rather better to wait for the blooming to end, in spring.
Comments about Persian ironwood
Its colors are magnificent in fall. The leaves then switch to fiery hues of yellow, red and orange.
It is quite easy to grow and is very enjoyable when planted as as a standalone.