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Persian ironwood

Parrotia persica

The leaves are the standout feature of the medium-sized tree. They come out reddish-purplish in Spring, then dark green in summer, and then a reliable fall show with the leaves turning yellow, orange, and red.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Medium
Height:
25-35 ft
Width:
20-30 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate to Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
Oval
Fall color:
Orange, Red, Yellow
Flowers:
Yes
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Virtually pest-free
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 6' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 10 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 6 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
  • between trees: 18 feet

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