Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica) Screening Panel is a very ornamental plant that is related to the Witch Hazels. As such it has one of the finest displays of Autumn colour to be found with various shades of Yellow, Orange, Red and Purple. As the trees mature they can form a flaky bark (like a plane tree) which falls off to show shades of cream, yellow and green underneath.
They are tolerant of most soil types including chalky soils but prefer not to be planted in heavy clay soil. This Royal Horticultural Society gave Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica) Screening Panel an Award of Garden merit in 1984.
|ASPECT||Coast Exposed||Coast Sheltered||Inland Exposed||Inland Sheltered||Heavy Shade|
|HEIGHT||Less then 1m||1-2.5m||2.5-5m||Over 5m|
|SOIL||Heavy Clay||Medium Loam||Light Sandy||Peat||Acid||Alkaline||Poorly Drained|
|HARDINESS||Hardy to -10°C||Hardy to below -10°C||GROWTH RATE||moderate|