ALBIZIA ( Albezia Chinensis ) is commonly known as “Silk Plants” or “Silk Trees” or “Sirises”.
It is wood species that is important for forage, timber and medicinal plants.
Commonly known as “Silk Plants” or “Silk Trees” or “Sirises”. The trees grow rapidly up to 40m high. It is wood species that is important for forage, timber and medicinal plants. Many are also cultivated as ornamentals for their flowery outlook. The continuous lines and hues of Albizia strike a sense of classical to contemporary styling for the interior. Interestingly, the generic name honors the Italian nobleman, Filippo Degli Albizzi who introduced Albizia to Europe in the mid-18th century.
WOOD SPECIES DETAILS
NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Java, Sulawesi Selatan, Timor, Sumba, Maluku
The tree can reach from 20-30m in height and diameter can reach up to 100cm.
Heartwood is golden brown with frequently bands of lighter and darker colour wood. Colour tends to darker by age.
Grain is deeply interlock and grains are coarse texture with good natural luster.
A moderate weathering characteristic and poor resistant to termite and bugs attack.
600 – 700kg/m3
MODULUS OF RUPTURE
MODULUS OF ELASTIC
Very hard to work with hand tools and machining.
Furniture, flooring, decking, veneers and carvings.