Parrotia persica 'Vanessa' available late summer

Vanessa Ironwood

Vanessa is an upright citizen but she is no stranger to the streets. Strongly upswept branches stay clear of traffic. Inherent toughness works well in a restricted rootzone.

Category: Medium ornamental tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 8
Foliage: Medium green; reddish tint on edge when leafing out in spring
Fall Color: Beautiful fall color display, turning bronze, then crimson, followed by orange and finishing brilliant gold
Flower: Small, red flowers - blooms starting in later winter
Bark: Exfoliating grey-and-tan bark
Winter Interest: The ornamental bark lends winter interest
Texture: Medium
Shape: Upright, columnar habit
Mature Size: 40' tall by 20' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Adaptability: Persian Ironwood is drought tolerant, heat/cold tolerant, and withstands windy conditions
Native Habitat: Iran