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How hard is Ironwood?

Asked by Lily Merrow on October 30, 2021

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The measure of hardness and strength is pounds-force (lbf). An ironwood tree that is native to Australia, this wood comes from a species of tree occurring across most of Eastern and Southern Australia. Known as the hardest wood in the world, this particular type has a Janka hardness of 5,060lbf.

How tall do ironwood trees grow? 20 to 50 feet tall

Is Ironwood an evergreen tree? Ironwood, Olneya tesota, is an excellent evergreen tree that is native tothe Sonoran Desert and we like to use them as a screen and to cast the right amount of light shade in any landscape.

Are ironwood trees protected? Plants growing under or near Desert Ironwood trees gain distinct advantages due to this proximity. Because of its significant role asa keystone species, nurse plant, and habitat modifier, Desert Ironwood has been a protected species since the 1970s in Arizona, and since 1993 in Mexico.