Thread: Yellow fiddle wood
20th Sep 2006, 06:13 PM #1
Yellow fiddle wood
Has anyone heard of this timber?
Seems I have some planted on my property.
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20th Sep 2006, 07:09 PM #2
Do the trees look anything like this:
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20th Sep 2006, 07:31 PM #3
No, I think thats Red fiddle wood
20th Sep 2006, 07:55 PM #4
20th Sep 2006, 08:12 PM #5
See if it fruits yellow fiddles, could be a good cash crop. Might need to plant some cat gut creeper though.
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21st Sep 2006, 10:12 AM #7
Could it be Fiddlewood, Citharexylum spinosum, native to West Indies?
Bright green foliage turning a pink/orange colour in spring. It would be semi-deciduous in your area. New branch growth is initially square in section.
Has been fairly popular as an ornamental in warm areas, but generally too large for suburban yards.Brian
21st Sep 2006, 12:14 PM #8
Also a real pest as far as the roots getting into drains and dropping lots of leaves & flowers. Very popular ornimental in the 70 & 80's but a bit out of favour now.
I cant find anythink about the trimber quality but you can't judge it by its common name, there are more fiddlewoods than you can poke a horse haired bow at. Might be time to experiment.
21st Sep 2006, 12:53 PM #9
22nd Sep 2006, 01:18 AM #10
What type of plants do you propogate? Hardwoods/softwoods ?
I'm looking for quite a few for farm Forestry. Damien.
25th Sep 2006, 12:09 PM #11
Haven't looked in here for a couple of days. Actually got three whole days in the shed. Then footy semis at night.
Sorry to leave your question hanging. Will send a PM right away.Brian
25th Sep 2006, 08:22 PM #12
Hi Dave, fiddlewood is a tropical timber, uses include furniture, tool handles, generally pale yellow with a fine interwoven grain
ps check out website
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26th Sep 2006, 12:37 AM #13
Yellow fiddle wood
The fiddlewood grows well even down here in South Australia. In Elizabeth some 30 or 40 years back, it must have been a popular craze growing them. Now, they are dissappearing because they have reached up to the highest point of most houses, and clogged the gutters, deigning them to the MackAxe.
The one that lives next door to me is going to be pruned down so I was told just today, so I will try to do my first ever, timber drying effort.Buzza.
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29th Sep 2006, 11:13 PM #14
I've used a bit of fiddlewood. Its medium weight, dries well, interesting dark line just under the surface. It has a most obnoxious smell when being worked. Not a wood I would ever seek out.
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