Selected seed source, great for plantations. Selected from the best specimens. Grow straighter and faster.
Corymbia maculata, commonly known as spotted gum, is a species of medium-sized to tall tree that is endemic to eastern Australia.
It has smooth, mottled bark, lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds usually in groups of three, white flowers and urn-shaped or barrel-shaped fruit.
Grows 45-60 meters. Planted along Coleraine road Hamilton vic. Great in windbreaks.
This timber makes good tool handles because it is very strong, and is able to take shock.
It can also be steam bent if a straight grain timber is chosen.
Spotted gum is the main type of Australian timber used for tool handles which take high impact forces, like axe handles, because of these two important features.
These features make it ideal for heavy construction work in housing, piles, power poles, shipbuilding, weatherboards and flooring.