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.
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Weed Potential No
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Tender Moist Soil Full sun

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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.
Physical Characteristics
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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.

Alliaria fraseriana Kuntze Alliaria lessertiana Kuntze Alliaria pubescens Kuntze Cambania fraseriana

Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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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 ].
Seed - sown fresh it can germinate within one month[ 694 ].
Other Names
Australian rosewood, rose-mahogany, rosewood, turnipwood.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
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