Hornbeam Tree

Type: Tree

Ironwood Tree

Hornbeam trees, Carpinus caroliniana is a deciduous hardwood tree that is a North American native species. It will thrive in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 9, making it a viable option for landscaping across most of the country.

Enthusiasts admire this tree for its shorter stature--it matures to twenty to forty feet. Many people love the shape of the ironwood tree. It has an upright but slim grey trunk and a lovely, rounded crown. The crown is often as wide as the tree's height, creating a well-proportioned, appealing look.

Carpinus caroliniana leaves have a cool-toned blue-green color on the top sides and a pale green hue beneath them. Its leaves are oval, five inches long, and have toothy edges.

The Ironwood Tree Has an Undemanding Nature

The ironwood tree loves heavy moisture but can also tolerate short droughts. It prefers an even-handed mixture of sun and shade. It can adapt to the full sun but may require you to pay additional attention to watering.

This lovely species is heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant, frost-tolerant, disease-resistant, and pest-resistant.

It is a lovely understory tree. Experienced gardeners know they can place it in the filtered light below grander, taller trees to add new color and texture, along with varying heights as the tree matures. It's a visually exciting way to add variety to your yard's landscaping--and even the novice gardener can pull off this professional trick.

Order Your Ironwood Tree From Wholesale Nursery Co Today

The ironwood tree is a lovely landscaping tree that many overlook--and it is time to change that. This species is easy to grow and maintain, works as a stand-alone specimen, or can layer into a shade garden as an understory tree. Please place your order with Wholesale Nursery today.