what size boxwood do you need?There is a lot of this in Western North Carolina. Like @Mike Davis says it grew along side the creeks. We called it iron wood because it was very hard and tough. I don't recall the trees ever getting bigger than a few inches in diameter.
Funny you should mention this wood. I was doing some research yesterday on alternatives for boxwood and this one came up. Let us know where you find a source.
Mine is more of an interest rather than a need. I plan to build a couple of planes that will require some boxing. Most likely I will use persimmon for this, which I have on hand. Persimmon is harder than hornbeam (Janka 2300 for persimmon vs 1780 for hornbeam). Did you have some extra you want to sell? I'm always open to trying a new wood.what size boxwood do you need?