Plant Catalog - PARROTIA PERSICA VANESSA
PARROTIA PERSICA VANESSA
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'
Persian Ironwood Vanessa
An attractive deciduous tree or shrub with dense, glossy foliage year-round. During autumn, the canopy transforms from shades of emerald green to vibrant hues of yellow, rosy pink, and scarlet red before dropping to the earth. Small, spidery flowers are borne from bare branches during late winter and early spring, and contrast against furrowed, flaky gray bark. 'Vanessa' is a dense and upright form, growing about half as wide as the species.
USDA zones: 6 - 9
Sunset zones: 2b - 7, 14 - 17
Mature Size: 15 - 35 feet high and wide
Light Needs: full sun, light shade
Water Needs: moderate to regular water