Large-growing shrub or small tree with a broad, horizontal branch structure. Tough leaves which turn vibrant shades of orange, yellow, red, and purple in autumn. In late-winter to early-spring, produces stunning red flowers. Withstands considerable drought and wind exposure. Will clip into a hedge or train for pleaching. Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood) grows to 5m (H) x 5m (W) in 10 years.