Rose Gum

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Find out more about Rose Gum

The botanical name for Rose Gum is Eucalyptus grandis. However, it is more commonly called Rose Gum, Flooded Gum or Scrub Gum. Rose Gum is coastal, occuring naturally south of Bundaberg, but also in pockets west of Mackay, and the ranges north-west of Townsville and Bloomfield in Far North Queensland. Rose Gum is derived from Queensland plantations and native forests. It is a hardwood species.

What does Rose Gum look like?

Rose Gum is a warm coloured timber with pink and peach tones. Heartwood can range in colour from pale pink to red-brown, with a straight and uniform grain and even texture.


What is Rose Gum used for?

Common applications for Rose Gum include:

  • Protected above ground framing
  • Internal flooring
  • External flooring
  • Mouldings
  • Panelling
  • Joinery
  • Structured plywood
  • Decorative applications where its colour is desirable
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Where can I purchase Rose Gum?

Rose Gum is readily available at all Queensland Timber Merchant Network members. Search for your local supplier via the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant postcode search tool.


Where can I find more information about the use and application of Rose Gum?

For more detailed information than the Rose Gum property table below, visit WoodSolutions or download 'Construction timbers in Queensland' which describes the properties of timbers used in the construction of Class 1 to Class 10 buildings (e.g. houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds) in Queensland, as well as other purposes such as furniture, landscaping and outdoor structures (e.g. playgrounds, fences).

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What are the properties of Rose Gum?

Termite resistance

Not termite resistant


This is the measure of the percentage reduction from the unseasoned to 12% moisture content condition.



Mass divided by volume, expressed in kg/m3 when describing timber

High Density


Medium Toughness

Bushfire resistance

Not bushfire resistant


The strength of Australian timber is described in terms of "stress grades". Stress Grading is a way of classifying timber, either visually or by mechanical means to indicate the basic properties to be used for structural design purposes. The stress grade is designated in a form such as "F17", which indicates the relative bending capacity of timber.

F11 – F22

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The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network (AQTMN) is a group of Queensland owned and operated businesses with the aim of growing Queensland's forest and timber industry.

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