Parrotie de Perse: planting, pruning and care tips

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The Persian parrotie, also called the 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 is:

Name  : Parrotia persica
Family  : Hamamelidaceae
Type  : Shrub

Height  6 to 8 m
Exhibition  : Sunny to shady
Sol  Rather acidic

Foliage
 Null and void –  Flowering  January to March

Planting of the Persian parrot

Planting the 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 encourage rooting before winter.
  • When planting, add 1/3 to 1/2 of heather soil to your garden soil.
  • If you live in a region with a rather warm climate, choose a shady spot.

Follow our advice to shrub planting

Pruning and maintenance of the Persian parrot

Trim the parrotia well:

No size is really necessary.

If you wish to reduce or balance the antlers, wait until after the end of flowering in the spring.

A few maintenance gestures :

Quite rustic, the parrotie of Persia fears nevertheless the strong heats during the summer.

If you see that the foliage is sagging and/or the leaves are drying out, do not hesitate to wet the foliage in the evening in order to give it back some freshness.

Similarly, to maintain moisture in the soil, mulching a few centimetres at the base of the tree is highly recommended in summer.

To know more about the Persian part of the world

parrotie de perse The Persian Parrot, also known as the “Iron Tree”, can be considered a small tree, but its size can still reach 8 m high.

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

It is relatively easy to grow and gives much more satisfaction when it is in isolation.