Parrotia persica 'VANESSA'

Parrotia persica
Parrotia persica  'VANESSA'
Persian ironwood
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Hedging plants
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We have another lovely tree for you who have small gardens but love large trees. This is a compact version of Persian ironwood called Vanessa. .

Deciduous leaves of this rather columnar, tall shrub are smooth and slightly glossy, with prominent veins, light green when they emerge and fresh green until the autumn when they change to very attractive shades of red, orange and yellow.

Unlike its parent Vanessa remains slender and compact. While the species can get twice as wide as tall this beauty looks as if on a strict diet. Perhaps that was a reason why it was given a name of a supermodel.

Ironwood likes fertile and deep soil, moist but well-drained. For best colouring grow it in acidic soil. It is maintenance free. No pruning necessary, if you need to cut or trim it do so before leaves in early spring. Fully hardy to approx. -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 09-10-2008.
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
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