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Parrotia persica 'Golden Bell Tower'

Parrotia persica 'Golden Bell Tower'

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syn. Parrotia persica 'Chrishaven'

Persian Ironwood is the largest member of the witchhazel family. Small red flowers appear in late winter or early spring. New leaves emerge deep reddish-purple before changing to green. Leaves are very attractive and are rarely bothered by pests or disease. Fall color varies between plants, and on the same plant from year to year; it can be intense red, orange, yellow or a mix of all three. Best fall color is achieved in full sun. Peeling winter bark on mature trees is extraordinary.

This is a little known, but seriously tough plant! The city of Portland uses 'Vanessaâ'(a smaller upright cultivar) on many street corners. Drought tolerant once established, but does prefer average to moist, acidic to neutral soil.

'Golden Bell Tower' is a superior cultivar that stays columnar and flame shaped. Fall foliage is consistently bright golden yellow and red-orange. An excellent choice for smaller yards.

Zones: 5 to 8

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Type: Deciduous Tree

Height: 20 to 30 ft.

Spread: 10 to 15 ft.

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil Conditions: Average, medium, well-drained, acidic soil

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Red

Native Range: Northern Iran

Note: This is a large plant! Local pick-up only please.


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