Color/Appearance:Heartwood is a pale straw color, with darker black streaks throughout; some pieces may be predominantly black rather than white. Sapwood is a paler white color, not always clearly defined.
Grain/Texture:Generally straight grain with a fine, uniform texture and good natural luster.
Endgrain:Diffuse-porous; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, few; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; heartwood deposits occasionally present; parenchyma reticulate, diffuse-in-aggregates, vasicentric; rays narrow, spacing close.
Rot Resistance:Reported to be very durable; moderate insect/borer resistance, though portions of the wood commonly have insect holes present.
Workability:Generally works and turns well, though pieces can be difficult to dry without checking.