Persian Spire™ Upright Ironwood

Height and Spread25' tall x 10' wide
Shape and GrowthColumnar
Plant TypeDeciduous tree
FoliagePurple, fading to light green with purple edges; elaborate autumn color display of ever-changing yellow, orange, burgandy and red hues
LightFull sun
SoilPrefers moist, well-drained soils, pH 5.0-8.0
Pruning or ShearingTo shape if desired
Landscape UsesHedge, screen, specimen
PropagationSoftwood cuttings
Disease ResistanceNo pests or diseases observed to date
Environmental BenefitsTolerates clay soil and urban pollution
Discoverd by John Lewis of JLPN Liners


– Foliage is finer with a more narrow leaf than the species
– In spring, leaves emerge with a strong purple cast fading into a purple halo margin
– Summer foliage is a dark emerald green
– Compared to other columnar trees, Persian Spire has long-lasting, elaborate autumn color display of ever-changing yellow, orange, burgundy and red hues


– Exfoliating bark on mature trees

“Persian Spire Ironwood is a tree that stays columnar. Great color from spring through fall. If you are looking for a beautiful, small tree for a narrow space, Persian Spire may be the answer!”

– Karen Chapman, Owner, Le jardinet