Parrotia subaequalis
  • Parrotia subaequalis

Parrotia subaequalis

£45.00

(Chinese Ironwood) Native to China, Parrotia subaequalis is a rare plant in the UK and has more dainty leaves than the classic Parrotia persica with spectacular wine-red autumn colour once established.

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Native to China, Parrotia subaequalis is a rare plant in the UK and has more dainty leaves than the classic Parrotia persica with spectacular wine-red autumn colour once established. The summer leaves are dark green in colour with a purple margin and the young specimen in our gardens grows with a handsome, upright and vase-shaped so far (at 8 years of age in 2019).

Superb specimen tree with best autumn colour in a warm, sunny position. Not really suitable for cold, exposed, windy areas.


  • Position: Sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy but avoid planting in cold, windswept areas..
  • Flowering Period: January - February.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Small branching tree with an upright habit.
    • Height: 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft)
    • Spread: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Winter (December - February), Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems, Rare and Unusual

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