Parrotia persica 'Vanessa'

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