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Parrotia subaequalis

Parrotia subaequalis

Ironwood - Chinese

Chinese Parrotia or Ironwood is a very rare large shrub or small tree which is highly endangered in its original Chinese habitats.  Brought to England by Roy Lancaster, who received this clone from Mikinori Ogisu, the Japanese Botanist.  Tim Brotzman, the Ohio nurseryman who is a leading expert on Hamamelis, provided this rarity to us.  The green leaves in summer often have a striking purple margin.  The fall color is really spectacular, in shades of red, pink and burgundy.  Parrotia subaequalis is more compact than P. persica, but has more showy exfoliating bark as it matures.  The infrequently appearing red filamentous flowers in winter are similar to Parrotia persica.

Height

25 Feet

Spread

15 Feet

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
10 Parrotia subaequalis #3 3-4'
0 Parrotia subaequalis #5 (17)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Winter Interest
Bark
Flower
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Bloom Time
Winter
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Dry Shade Tolerant
Tree Type
Ornamental (<30')
Foliage Color
Green
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