English name: Rose Gum
Latin name: Eucalyptus Grandis
Other name(s): Flooded Gum, Eucalyptus
Features: Heartwood color ranges from pink to reddish brown. Paler sapwood is sometimes indistinct from heartwood.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 30m, more than 1.2m in diameter, distributed in Eastern Australia; also grown on plantations worldwide.
Material: Usually straight-grained or shallowly interlocked, with a uniform medium to coarse texture. Rated as durable to very durable; poor insect resistance. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though Rose Gum experiences a large amount of shrinkage when drying, and a relatively large amount of movement in service. Glues, stains, and finishes well. No characteristic odor.
Applications: Flooring, millwork, furniture, and boatbuilding.