Common Name: Spotted Gum
Scientific Name: Corymbia maculata (syn. Eucalyptus maculata)
Distribution: Spotted Gum is a dominant species found on Australia’s East Coast from Victoria through the coastal regions of New South Wales and as far North as Maryborough in Queensland.
Appearance: Spotted Gum is a striking timber species with attractive markings and a broad spectrum of colour. The heartwood is light brown to a dark, red-brown. The sapwood is usually white to light brown making it distinguishable from the heartwood. Compared to other Australian hardwoods, Spotted Gum is less prone to bleed-through of tannins, therefore is less likely to stain.
Texture: The timber is moderately coarse and gum veins are common. Spotted Gum sometimes displays a wavy grain that produces an attractive fiddle-back figure.
Properties: Highly durable, extremely hard and dense, slightly greasy nature, high extractives content, termite resistant, naturally a bushfire resistant timber.