Heartwood is pale yellow-brown, showing a zonal figure originating in the growth rings - like plain oak - and somtimes with a light pinkish cast. The grain is straight to slightly irregular or interlocked. The texture is a medium to fairly coarse and uneven.
Used in furniture and high-class joinery for interior and exterior work, and general carpentry and joinery and construction work. Rotary cut material is used for plywood manufacture and sliced for decorative veneers or panelling. It should not be used in damp conditions due to a natural staining propertied if in contact with iron compounds.