Grain/Texture:Has a medium texture and small to medium sized open pores. The grain tends to be straight and even. Also, since the wood is grown and pruned on a plantation, there tends to be few knots or other abnormal grain patterns.
Endgrain:Diffuse-porous; large to very large pores arranged in diagonal rows, few; exclusively solitary; tyloses occasionally present; growth rings indistinct; narrow rays usually not visible without lens, fairly close spacing; parenchyma vasicentric.
Rot Resistance:Mixed reports, with most sources rating the heartwood as moderately durable in regard to decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.
Workability:Generally easy to work, though it can burn easily. Glues, stains, and finishes well.