Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank' - autumn colour
  • Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank' - autumn colour

Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank'


(Persian Ironwood) Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank' is a superb small tree with dainty red, strap-like, flowers in midwinter, green summer leaves and brilliant autumn colours.


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A fine, small tree with small, red, strap-like, flowers in midwinter and brilliant autumn tints. Raised in the arboretum attached to the famous radio telescope near Manchester.

Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank' grows to be a handsome, upright tree.

  • Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: January - February.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Small or eventually medium sized branching tree with an upright habit.
    • Height: 10 m (32 ft) / [up to 4 m (13 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / [2 m (6 ft) after 10 years]
  • Notes: In our experience, Parrotia persica 'Jodrell Bank' will hold onto its fabulous autumn colours much longer if planted in a position sheltered from strong winds.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Honey Fungus Resistant, Rare and Unusual

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