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African Mahogany

African Mahogany
Photo: Tim West
Invasive Plant
African Mahogany
Khaya senegalensis

Large usually deciduous tree growing to 30m in height. It has a smooth thick trunk, up to 1m in diameter with dark grey bark. It has glossy pinnate mid green leaves forming a thick canopy. It flowers in axillary panicles of small creamy white blossoms. Small woody capsules to 8cm follow in the warmer months.



  • This tree is being investigated for its timber production potential, but concerns remain over its invasive potential.
  • These seeds are plentiful, easily spread and have a high rate of germination.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Euroschinus falcatus - Ribbonwood
  • Flindersia australis - Crow's Ash
  • Melia azedarach - White Cedar

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Burdekin Plum
Alternative Plant Burdekin Plum
Pleiogynium timorense
Trees and Shrubs

Beautiful Australian native evergreen tree growing to 18m. It has an erect stout trunk, spreading velvety branches and large divided dark green leaves. It has pendant heads of yellow green flowers in summer followed by deep purple fruit.

Leichhardt Bean
Photo: Norwood
Alternative Plant Leichhardt Bean
Cassia brewsteri
Trees and Shrubs

Spectacular Australian native tree growing to a height of 10m. Flowers are yellow and red and pea shaped. They occur in profuse pendant heads and cover the tree making it difficult to see the foliage.

Lemon Scented Gum
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Lemon Scented Gum
Corymbia citriodora (formerly Eucalyptus citriodora)
Trees and Shrubs

An evergreen tree growing to a height of 40m. It has long dark green foliage that is strongly lemon scented. Dense flower heads of cream white blossoms appear in winter. Fast growing specimen tree.

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