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    Default Yellow fiddle wood

    Has anyone heard of this timber?

    Seems I have some planted on my property.

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    Do the trees look anything like this:




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    No, I think thats Red fiddle wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by davo453 View Post
    Seems I have some planted on my property.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by davo453 View Post
    No, I think thats Red fiddle wood
    This better:



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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizened of Oz View Post
    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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedin Thumb View Post
    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.
    Forgot about that aspect of it. We run a plant propagation nursery here and I don't remember being asked for it in more than 20 years.
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    What type of plants do you propogate? Hardwoods/softwoods ?

    I'm looking for quite a few for farm Forestry. Damien.

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    Hi, Damien
    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.
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    Default vitex gaumerii

    Hi Dave, fiddlewood is a tropical timber, uses include furniture, tool handles, generally pale yellow with a fine interwoven grain
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    Default 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.
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    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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