Ironwood is one of few superb upland understory trees with yellow fall color and leaves which persist through winter. Fruits look like hops, hence the other common name of “hop-hornbeam".
- » Tolerates shade very well
- » Interesting hop-like seeds in late summer, layered habit of growth, flaking bark
- » Very low maintenance, but somewhat slow growing
- » Serrated pointy leaves turn lemon yellow in fall
Underused small native woodland tree with exceptionally strong wood