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Biltmore Parrotia*

Parrotia persica 'Biltmore'

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Biltmore Parrotia (Parrotia persica 'Biltmore') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Biltmore Parrotia

Biltmore Parrotia

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Persian Ironwood


A singly excellent small tree with many ornamental attributes; very neat, upright habit of growth, interesting mottled bark and superb rich purple fall color, holding late into fall; very adaptable to diverse conditions

Ornamental Features

Biltmore Parrotia has forest green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval leaves turn an outstanding purple in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling brown bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Biltmore Parrotia is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. 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 is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Biltmore Parrotia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Biltmore Parrotia will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Fall Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features