The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

THE HORNBEAM Carpinus Americana and IRONWOOD Ostrya Virginica

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THE HORNBEAM (Carpinus Americana), and the IRONWOOD (Ostrya Virginica), are both well known small trees, belonging to the same natural family as the beech. They are of little value in ornamental plantations; but from their thick foliage, they might perhaps be employed to advantage in making thick verdant screens for shelter or concealment.