Queensland Spotted Gum

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Find out more about Queensland Spotted Gum

The botanical name for Queensland Spotted Gum is Corymbia maculata/Corymbia citridora. However, it is more commonly called Spotted Gum. Grown along the South East Coast corridor from Brisbane to Maryborough Queensland Spotted Gum is sourced from both plantation and private native forests. It is a hardwood species.

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What does Queensland Spotted Gum look like?

As you can see from the photo the colour of Queensland Spotted Gum ranges from from soft honey tones to rich reddish brown. The grain is variable and wavy.


What is Queensland Spotted Gum used for?

Common applications for Queensland Spotted Gum include:

  • Above ground framing (exposed & protected)
  • Decking
  • Flooring
  • Cladding
  • Internal joinery
  • External joinery
  • Poles
  • Wharf & bridge construction
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Where can I purchase Queensland Spotted Gum?

Queensland Spotted 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.

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

For more detailed information than the Spotted 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 Queensland Spotted Gum?

Termite resistance

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


High Toughness

Bushfire resistance

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 the timber)

F14 – F27

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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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