The evergreen Greenheart tree harvested from South America varies considerably in colour as mentioned below.

A constructional timber, Greenheart has an exceptionally heavy density, and very high bending and crushing strengths. Its know as being one of the stiffest timbers in the world along with having a high resistance to shock loads; This can make it difficult to work with, with a high blunting effect to cutters.
Greenheart wood grain is straight to interlocked or roey and the texture fine and even, lustrous and cold to the touch.
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Varies considerably in colour, from yellow-green, golden yellow, light olive, dark olive, yellow-brown, dark brown to black. The texture is fine and even. 


  • Bridges
  • Heavy duty flooring
  • Chemical vats
  • Boatbuilding
  • Decking
  • Fishing rods
  • Longbows

Working properties

  • Turns and finishes well
  • Responds moderately well to steam-bending
  • Excellent resistance to marine borers. 

Physical properties

  • Very high bending and crushing strengths
  • Very high stiffness
  • High resistance to shock loads


  • Very Durable