Information on tree species

Parrotia persica

Parrotia persica C. A. Mey.

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Common Name: Persian Ironwood

A deciduous tree species widespread in Iran and the Caucasus region, it can reach a height of 12 m and has a large crown and a short trunk. The flowers are hermaphroditic and lack petals; they appear in february and have an intense red color. Appreciated for its decorative value due to the autumnal coloring of its leaves, this species is cultivated for ornamental purposes in parks and gardens. The genus name honors F. W. Parrot (1792-1841), a German naturalist, while the specific epithet refers to the distribution of this species.

Parrotia persica