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Scientific Name: Parrotia persica
Other Common Names:Persian ironwood
Under Power Lines:
Yes—this tree is approved for planting under power lines.
Street Tree Planting:
Yes—minimum planting strip width of 5 feet. If planting a street tree, you must be approved for a permit.
A small deciduous tree with beautiful changing foliage. Leaves emerge with reddish purple color, maturing to a dark green in summer and changing to shades of orange, yellow, and red in fall. Exfoliating bark of mature trees provides excellent winter interest.
Deciduous tree with leaves that emerge purplish in color, changing to lustrous green in summer and vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red in fall.
Small, insignificant flowers.
Parrotia does best in well-drained soils in full sun, however will tolerate some shade and a wide range of soil conditions.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Minimum Planting Distances:
- 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
- 5 feet from underground utility lines
- 10 feet from power poles
- 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
- 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
- 30 feet from street intersections
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