Persian Ironwood

Common Name: Persian Ironwood

Scientific Name: Parrotia persica

Origin: Native to northern Iran, Caucaus Region

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Bloom time: March - April

The oval to oblong leaves of the Persian Ironwood – a relative of Witch Hazel – emerge reddish purple in spring and retain some color through summer. Orange, red and yellow leaves offer great color in fall, and in winter, the bark of a mature tree adds interest as it exfoliates to show green, white or tan patches. It can grow to 40 feet and is an excellent tree for urban use.