Parrotia persica, also known as Persian ironwood, is a deciduous tree mainly grown for its spectacular autumn display when its leaves turn shades of yellow, orange, red and purple. It’s a wide-spreading, slow growing tree with bark that flakes away, creating an interesting texture and revealing younger bark below. Dense heads of red flowers will appear in late-winter and early-spring. The flowers of Parrotia persica do not have petals, instead buds open to reveal attractive red stamen.
These beauties are available to view in our nursery park and because we’re all about the experience, we’ve created a parkland setting with more than 100 large, mature, specimen, shaped, bonsai and topiary trees, so can view and appreciate them in all their glory.
Our concept is to take your time when choosing your trees and explore how they sit in a natural setting. You’ll be able to sense the textures, colours and height and of course, we’ll be on hand to advise on all the necessary aspects of planting and maintenance in their new garden home.