The Iron treewhose scientific name is peach parrotsIt is a majestic tree that can measure about 12 meters high, with a crown of up to 6 meters. It tolerates pruning quite well, being able to form it as a shrub or let it grow in height. This makes it an ideal plant for both large and small gardens, it even works for bonsai.
If you would like to know more details about this species, do not hesitate. Keep reading.
The Iron tree is one of those plants that make you fall in love just see it. Its size, which is reminiscent of that adopted by trees from continental climates, its rusticity and adaptability to a great diversity of terrains and climates, make it a highly recommended option if we want to have either a tree that gives us good shade in summer. or a hedge that will stand out for its color in autumn.
As we said, it is a large tree, native to Iran, with deciduous and elongated leaves up to 10cm in length, which they will dress in yellow reaching red at the end of the warmest season of the year.
Although it prefers temperate climates and acid soils, has proven its rusticity in warmer climates and on limestone soils. Therefore, if you live in a climate like the Mediterranean, you can have an Iron Tree without problems. In addition, it resists drought if it is planted in the ground and acclimatized. In pot it needs periodic watering.
During the growing season thank you for being paid with a universal fertilizer, following the manufacturer’s recommendations. It can also be paid, something that is more recommended, with organic fertilizer. This is how you take advantage of the fact that you fertilize the tree and, incidentally, improve the quality of the land.
It has a certain similarity to beech trees (Fagus sylvatica), Don’t you think? If you live in a warm climate, and you love majestic trees like the aforementioned beech trees, put an Iron Tree in your garden and you can boast of having a magnificent plant: rustic, with a spectacular color in autumn,… what more could you ask for?