Blue Gum is a moderately straight-grained timber that has a unique blueish tinge to its smooth bark. Its beautiful colour and strong attributes make it desirable for both domestic and commercial flooring. Bluegum is a popular choice for hardwood flooring, as it is resistant to dents and knocks from everyday wear.
Blue Gum is a native Australian hardwood timber species that occur in forests along the coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland. Blue Gum thrives in both wet and dry eucalypt native forests and in plantations from 0-400m. In dry conditions, the Blue Gum tree takes on a wide-spreading profile, contrastingly in wet conditions, the tree grows tall and straight.
Blue Gum has a distinctive colourway, varying from dark pink to soft pink to reddish-brown. The grain of Blue Gum timber is typically straight, with the occasional interlocking of grain. The texture is moderately coarse and gum veins are prominent.
Blue Gum is considered a moderately durable timber. It responds well to most finishes and polishes, making it suitable for applications where moderate durability is required.
The inherent appeal and strength of Blue Gum make it an excellent choice for fencing. Blue Gum fencing not only provides a natural aesthetic with the outdoor environment but enables the construction of a durable property boundary.
Blue Gum is widely used in the following applications:
- General Construction