Dalbergia hupeana (Hardy Rosewood) is a species of tree belonging to the family Fabaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia, particularly China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The tree is highly valued for its beautiful and durable wood, which is often used in the production of high-quality furniture, musical instruments, and decorative items.
Appearance: The Hardy Rosewood is a medium-sized tree that can reach heights of up to 25 meters (82 feet). It has a straight trunk with a diameter of about 60 centimeters (24 inches). The bark is smooth and grayish-brown in color.
Leaves: The compound leaves of Dalbergia hupeana are pinnate, consisting of several pairs of leaflets. Each leaflet is oblong or elliptical in shape, with a pointed tip and a smooth margin. The leaves are typically dark green and glossy.
Flowers: The tree produces small, fragrant flowers that are white or pale yellow in color. These flowers are arranged in clusters and have a characteristic pea-like shape.
Wood: The wood of Dalbergia hupeana is highly prized for its exceptional qualities. It is renowned for its deep, rich reddish-brown color, often featuring darker streaks or patterns. The wood is hard, dense, and has a fine texture. It is known for its durability, resistance to decay, and beautiful grain patterns.
Due to its high commercial value and extensive logging, Dalbergia hupeana has become endangered in its natural habitat. It is listed under various conservation programs, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to regulate its international trade and protect the species from further decline.
Botanical Name : Dalbergia hupeana
Common Name : Hardy Rosewood
Height : 50 ft
Spread : 20 ft
Germination Info : Stratify seed cold for 21-30 days for best germination
Hardiness zone : 7-10
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 325