Parrotia persica at Bute Park

Parrotia persica 0

Parrotia persica
early January 2018

Parrotia persica 1

Parrotia persica
mid July 2018

Parrotia persica 2

Parrotia persica
mid November 2018

Grid reference ST 179099 76495
Common name Persian ironwood
Origin Northern Iran, Caucaus
Deciduous Yes
Tag 1738
Height approx 11M January 2018
Girth 135cm January 2018
Reference 544

This is one of a group of three Parrotia persicas towards the east of the southern woodland. This particular tree is and 42M north of the animal wall.

Parrotia persica bark

Parrotia persica bark
January 2018

Parrotia persica bark2

Parrotia persica bark
January 2018

Parrotia persica flower

Parrotia persica flower
early January 2018

Parrotia persica leaf

Parrotia persica leaves
mid July 2018

Parrotia persica fruit1

Parrotia persica young fruit
mid July 2018

Parrotia persica leaf2

Parrotia persica autumn leaves
mid November 2018

General tree description

Parrotia persica is a small, wide spreading tree growing to around 15 metres tall. It has flaking bark with cream, grey or orange plates, particularly striking in winter. The leaves are oval to obovate and roughly toothed, up to 12cm long and 6cm wide. In summer they are glossy green, turning crimson and gold in autumn. Flowering is in mid to late winter or early spring. The flowers are clusters of crimson stamens, small with no petals. The fruits are 8mm shiny nuts in tough brown husks.