Trees and shrubs

Persian parrot, the iron tree


The Persian parrot, also called iron tree for the hardness of the wood, is a tree appreciated for the beauty of its foliage.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Parrotia persica
Family : Hamamelidaceae
Type : Shrub

Height : 6 to 8 m
Exposure : Sunny to shade
Ground : Rather acidic

Foliage
: Expired -Flowering : January to March

Planting of the Persian parrot

Planting Persian parrotia is not very complicated. It is a tree that likes rather acidic, cool and light soils.

  • Plant your parrtia preferably in the fall to promote rooting before winter.
  • When planting, incorporate 1/3, if not half, of heather soil into your garden soil.
  • If you live in an area with a rather warm climate, choose a shady spot.

Follow our advice planting shrubs

Pruning and maintenance of the Persian parrot

Prune the parrotia well:

No pruning is really necessary.

If you want to reduce or balance the branches, wait until the end of flowering, in the spring.

Some maintenance actions:

Rather rustic, the Persian parrotie nevertheless fears strong heat during summer.

If you see that its foliage is sagging and / or the leaves are drying out, feel free to wet the foliage in the evening to give it some freshness.

Likewise, to maintain moisture in the soil, mulching a few centimeters at the foot of the tree is highly recommended in summer.

To know about the Persian parrotie

The Persian Parrot, also called "Iron Tree", can be considered a small tree, but its size can still reach 8 m in height.

It offers beautiful colors in the fall. Its foliage is then adorned with flamboyant tones, yellow, red and orange.

It is relatively easy to grow and gives much more satisfaction when isolated.

Smart tip about Persian parrot

A mulching based maritime pine bark is ideal for maintaining summer humidity and limiting weed growth.

Video: Truman Cape Parrot Talking and Playing on his Tree (November 2020).