It is a very important timber tree with attractive, easy-to-work pink wood which is extensively used for cabinets and indoor fittings. The species is planted commercially in the reafforestation of logged areas.
Trees have a majestic growth habit and are excellent subjects for parks and rural planting. Young trees are fairly fast growing and in open situations develop a rounded, dense, dark green canopy. They prefer loamy soils with plenty of moisture but will grow on other soils. They grow well in subtropical regions and are tolerant of moderate frosts.
While you’re there have a look at the wine-dark flowers of the Flindersia pimenteliana (the rose silkwood) which is growing next to it.