Parrotia – Ruby Vase Persian Ironwood
Perfect for the homeowner that wants low maintenance with lots of beauty, Ruby Vase Persian Ironwood, Parrotia persica, delights with narrow upright shape and year round interest. In spring small red flowers bloom in clusters. Oval green leaves follow the flowers forming into a full canopy of slightly puckered leaves. The big show happens in fall with leaves turning shades of red, orange and purple. Once the leaves drop the pretty exfoliated gray bark adds winter interest. Growing about 20’and 12′ wide Ruby Vase is perfect for small yards, gardens needing an accent, under power lines, along roads or as a hedge planting. Needing almost no pruning and only dropping leaves at the end of the season, Ruby Vase is as low maintenance as a tree can be.
Plant Parrotia Ruby Vase in sun to part sun. Keep well watered when first planted and during dry spells. Tolerant of a wide range of soils.