Ruby Vase Parrotia
Parrotia persica 'Ruby Vase'
Ruby Vase Parrotia in fall
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 30 feet
Spread: 12 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Persian Ironwood
A spectacular variety with a very neat, vase shaped habit of growth; foliage emerges burgundy, and holds tints of red through summer; fall colors ranging from yellow to orange to red, holding late into fall; very adaptable to diverse conditions
Ruby Vase Parrotia has red-variegated forest green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The serrated oval leaves turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The mottled brown bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.
Ruby Vase Parrotia is a dense deciduous tree with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ruby Vase Parrotia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing
Ruby Vase Parrotia will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.