Ironwood Tree

Ironwood Tree

Ironwood Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Carpinus betulus
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; tolerates a range of soil types but prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium to fine
Form:   "Pyramidal when young; rounded at maturity Pyramidal"
Height:   40 to 60'
Weight:   30 to 40'
Leaf:   2.5 to 5" alternate, simple, sharply serrated leaf; yellow to yellowish green fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Male catkins; small nut
Comments:    Dense shade; smooth, gray bark
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Fran's Fountaine, Fastigiata