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A scaled, specimen of Parrotia persica Vanessa
A scaled, specimen of Parrotia persica Vanessa
The foliage of Parrotia persica Vanessa starting to show some autumn colour
The autumn colour of Parrotia persica Vanessa in detail on the Barcham nursery
The mature bark of Parrotia persica Vanessa
A mature specien of Parrotia persica in a parkland environment
Parrotia persica Vanessa in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
The flower of Parrotia persica Vanessa in detail
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Parrotia persica Vanessa

Persian Ironwood

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

This tree has large round leaves which are thick and slightly heart shaped, it is most notable for its fantastic display of autumn colour which ranges from crimson, to red, to yellow, to orange and golden.

The dark red flowers are displayed on the bare stem during the winter time, they are similar to Hamamelis flowers; incidentally this tree was formally classified as a species of Hamamelis.

The bark becomes more and more mottled yellow as the tree matures, being grey-brown when the tree is young. Parrotia persica is native to Iran and the cultivar 'Vanessa' produces a regular shaped broadly pyramidal tree at maturity.

It is a reliable tree which will thrive on most soils, including chalk. Despite being small in stature, this tree is perfect for planting as a feature tree in gardens and parklands and will produce a reliable display of a spectrum of colour in the autumn each year. If the planting scheme requires an injection of colour in the autumn, this is one not to be missed!

Mature height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Autumn colour,
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.