Parrotia persicea 'Vanessa'

Parrotia persicea 'Vanessa'

Vanessa Persian Ironwood

Regular price $75.00 CAD
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This selection of Persian Ironwood is a winner in more ways than one. 'Vanessa' is slightly less columnar in form than 'Golden Bell Tower'. A further stand out feature is the wide range of fall colour that 'Vanessa' displays, from bronze and crimson, through orange and brilliant golden yellow. It was awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, and was named Urban Tree of the Year by the Society of Urban Arborists in 2014.



Hardiness Zone:  Zone 4 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 4.5 m to 12.0 m
Spread: 3.0 m to 6.0 m
Soil Requirements: Slightly acidic average moist and well drained soils
Bloom Time Late winter to early spring
Planting Time: Early spring to early summer
Use: Specimen tree, patio tree, street tree, woodland gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Clusters of unusual small flowers with many prominent red stamens, and no petals appear before foliage in late winter to early spring
Foliage: Oval to oblong leaves to 10 cm long, reddish purple on emergence in spring, mature to glossy medium green. Superb range of fall colour including yellow, gold, orange, red and purple bronze
Benefits: Columnar form, multi-season interest, resistant to pests and diseases

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