homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner homebanner
Dysoxylum fraserianum - (A.Juss.) Benth.
                 
Common Name Australian rosewood, rose-mahogany, rosewood, turnipwood.
Family Meliaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rain forests on richer soils, it is also found in more open situations[ 694 ]. Subtropical and dry rain forests, often on coastal ranges in New South Wales[ 365 ].
Range Australia - New South Wales. Southern Queensland.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Dysoxylum fraserianum or commonly known as Rosewood or Australian Rose Mahogany is a large tree native to New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. It can grow up to 57 m in height with trunk diameter of 3.5 m. It is typically long-lived, slow-growing, and shade tolerant. The leaves are dark green with 4-12 leaflets. The canopy is round and dense. Rosewood is known for its fragrant and attractive timber commonly used for high-grade cabinet work, furniture, and wood engraving among others.

Dysoxylum fraserianum Australian rosewood, rose-mahogany, rosewood, turnipwood.


International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Dysoxylum fraserianum Australian rosewood, rose-mahogany, rosewood, turnipwood.
https://botanicimage.com/
   
Physical Characteristics
 icon of manicon of cone
Dysoxylum fraserianum is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 30 m (98ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
Alliaria fraseriana Kuntze Alliaria lessertiana Kuntze Alliaria pubescens Kuntze Cambania fraseriana

Habitats
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.



None known
Other Uses
Other Uses: The red wood is durable and resistent to termites. It is very easy to work, planing especially well and producing an excellent finish. An attractive wood with a good figure, when freshly cut it has a fragrant odour of roses. Resembling mahogany, it is suitable for a great number of purposes including high-grade cabinet work, furniture, wood engraving, turnery, interior finish and wine casks[ 601 , 694 , 719 ].
Cultivation details
A tree mainly of the sub-tropical zone in eastern Australia, occasionally found further north in the tropical rain forest. Established plants can tolerate some frosts[ 694 ]. Succeeds in full sun once established, but probably requires some shade when smaller. Grows best on richer soils and requires a well-drained soil[ 694 ]. Trees are frustratingly slow-growing when young, but can speed up somewhat and become moderately fast-growing after a few years[ 694 ]. We have no specific information for this species, but most members of the genus are dioecious, in which case both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[ 451 ].
Propagation
Seed - sown fresh it can germinate within one month[ 694 ].
Other Names
Australian rosewood, rose-mahogany, rosewood, turnipwood.
Found In
Australia
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
Related Plants
Plant Suppliers: Click here for a List

      You can download this page as a PDF

Due to a fault in the PDF printer we are trying a few different options. Please try the one below

 

Print Friendly and PDF
Expert comment
 
Author
(A.Juss.) Benth.
Botanical References
Links / References
For a list of references used on this page please go here
A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.
Readers comment
 
QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.
2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.
3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.org website on their phone.
Add a comment/link

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at admin@pfaf.org. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Dysoxylum fraserianum  

Plant Uses

Edible Uses
Medicinal Uses
Other Plant uses
Woodland Gardening
Why Perennial Plants?
Top Edible Plants
Top Medicinal Plants
Garden Design
Habitats
Translations

Twiter      Facebook

Content

Content Help
Bookshop
Support Us
Blog
Links
Old Database Search
Suppliers
Contact
About Us
News
Sign In

PFAF Newsletter

Stay informed about PFAFs progress,
challenges and hopes by signing up for
our free email ePost. You will receive
a range of benefits including:
* Important announcements and news
* Exclusive content not on the website
* Updates on new information &
functionality of the website & database

We will not sell or share your email address.
You can unsubscribe at anytime.