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Rose River Gum

Wood Flooring Species

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus grandis

Other Names and Species:

Flooded gum
Rose gum
Scrub gum




The sapwood of rose river gum is light-brown, while the heartwood ranges from pale pinkish to reddish brown. The species has a prominent, straight and interlocked grain, as well as a somewhat coarse and uniform texture.


Rose river gum’s sapwood has a natural resistance to borers. The species has a moderate natural resistance to decay, and the wood remains smooth under friction. Rose river gum should be carefully dried to prevent checking in the wood.

Janka Hardness: 1125

As a flooring option, rose river gum is a comparatively soft wood. It is nearly two percent harder than makore, a little over eleven percent harder than black walnut, just over eighty-seven percent as hard as red oak, and only slightly over fifty-one percent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.


Rose river gum is not overly difficult to saw properly. This species takes both nailing and gluing well. The wood also accepts stain and paint well, and polishes to a quality finish.

Principal Uses:

Some of rose river gum’s uses include moldings, joinery, boat building, and furniture.

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