STUNNING FOLIAGE COLORS SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL
- Foliage emerges as a purple before transitioning to deep green with red-purple margins in summer
- By fall, the leaves offer a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, yellows and burgundy
- Moderately fast growing with a columnar growth habit
- Perfect as 'spires' planted on either side of your front door or lining your driveway for a stunning entrance
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 20-25' tall
- Mature Width: 8-10' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 8-10' apart
Why plant Persian Spire™ Ironwood?
It’s easy to incorporate this slim little tree into your landscape, and you’ll be so glad you did! Persian Spire™ Ironwood is a newer variety of a choice, underused ornamental tree known as Persian Ironwood, or Parrotia. This sweet selection is moderately fast-growing, but it will not get terribly tall, and it maintains a neat, columnar habit. Foliage is the main attraction, and it is ever-changing. Persian Spire’s small leaves emerge a purple color, turning to green with a distinct purple-red margin in summer. In fall, the foliage takes on orange and yellow hues, mixed with rosy-red and burgundy. Fantastic!
You might assume that Parrotia was given its name because its fall foliage can be as colorful as a parrot’s feathers. However, that’s not the case. It was named after Johann Jacob Friedrich Wilhelm Parrot, an explorer in the region where Persian Parrotia was discovered (northern Iran). Even though Parrotia is a wonderful tree, it has remained rather obscure, and few introductions have been made. Persian Spire is one of those few special selections, made at a Salem, Oregon, nursery by John Lewis. It was introduced to the public in 2013.
How to use Persian Spire™ Ironwood in the landscape?
Persian Spire™ Ironwood is a member of the Witch Hazel family, and like many Witch Hazels, it features weird little flowers in late winter or earliest spring. Persian Spire’s red blossoms are small and sparse, but it’s a treat to find them in late winter, when hardly anything else is blooming and we are itching for spring to get underway.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Persian Spire™ Ironwood
Siting your Persian Spire™ Ironwood in full sun will encourage the brightest colors in its fall foliage, but this tree will grow happily in part shade as well. Plant it in any soil with decent drainage. Pests and diseases rarely affect Persian Spire™ Ironwood, although Japanese beetles can occasionally be a problem where populations are intense.
How To Water
Regular irrigation is important during the first year or two of establishment for your Persian Spire™ Ironwood; our Elements™ Watering System will help you deliver the right amount of moisture.
How To Fertilize
Fertilize your Persian Spire™ Ironwood in early spring with the Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer - this will ensure that your tree has all it needs for a healthy growing season!
How To Prune
Pruning may not be needed on this low maintenance tree. If you need to clean it up, it's best to do so in late winter. Remove any suckers that may appear at the base of the plant.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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