Spotted Gum is a beautiful timber with a variation in colour from mid brown to caramel and to chocolate brown. Gum veins are quite common and the presence of wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddleback figure. This timber has a well-established market, and is in demand both nationally and internationally.
Spotted Gum – Corymbia Maculata / Corymbia Citriodora – trees can grow to 45 m in height and 1.3 m in diameter. They have straight, slender trunks with smooth bark. Spotted Gum has smooth powdery bark which is white, grey or pink; often with characteristic patches (“spots”). The bark is shed in patches, giving the species its characteristic spotted appearance. The appearance of the timber is quite varied in colour ranging from caramels to chocolates. Gum veins are quite common and the presence of wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddleback figure.
Highly desirable as timber flooring, its variation of colours makes it a great choice for matching any colour scheme within a home and its hard nature make it resistant to scratches and dents.
Timber of this species will readily accept paint, stain and polish. It has a lower tannin content than most other eucalypts, therefore staining of paintwork, brickwork etc., as a result of water running over unpainted timber surfaces, is less likely to occur.
Spotted Gum is perfect for Flooring, Decking, Cladding, Lining, joinery and Battens. It is often used in wharf and bridge construction, railway sleepers, cross-arms, poles, piles and mining timbers.
Spotted Gum is very durable with a Janka rating of 11.0