A tree native to Singapore. Buy the Tembusu wood planks here.
A large evergreen tree that can grow up to 40 m in height. Crown is conical when the tree is young, and becomes lofty and irregular as the tree matures. Trunk has distinctive dark brown fissured bark. Leaves are simple, light green in colour, 5-8 cm long. Flowers are creamy white, turning yellow with age, strongly fragrant especially in the late evenings. Fruit are tiny red berries, taking more than three months to mature. Native to Singapore.
The Tembusu has an excellent water resistant properties. It it really suitable to be used as solod wood decking. The tembusu can also be used as wooden chopping boards and cutting boards.
Sawn, Planed, Kiln Dried, CCA Treatment
Tembusu, banati, meriang, temasuk
Light yellow-brown, darkening on exposure to deep golden or orange-brown.
Fine and even
Straight to slightly wavy grain.
Durable, 640-1,075 kg/m3
Heavy construction, marine construction, posts, beams, rafters, tool handles (impact), flooring (heavy traffic), and heavy-duty furniture. It has an excellent reputation as a carving timber.