Color RangeIronwood is deep chocolate-brown, almost black, mottled with yellowish-red.
Other NamesDesert ironwood, Arizona ironwood, palo de hierro, tesota, palo de fierro, palofierro, Sonora ironwood
Some Typical UsesHandles, jewelry, carvings, accents, decorative projects, boxes, hand craft.
What's the Tree Like?If you've ever seen the tree, you'll know why the pieces are always small. The Desert Ironwood is a typical desert tree, which reaches a non-plussing height of 25 feet with a short thick trunk that is up to 18 inches in diameter. It's rarely straight, growing with all manner of twists and turns.
Desert Ironwood grows in North America