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TEAK
Tectona grandis

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Photo Locations: Foster Botanical Gardens - Honolulu, HI and Maui, HI

General Notes

Teak is a large tree, widely grown and harvested for timber in tropical areas worldwide, and occasionally grown in Hawai'i on school campuses, in parks, churchyards, and large estates. In its native range in India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia, teak has been heavily clear-cut. The wood, which resists rot, has many uses including building, plywood, and outdoor furniture. Many medicinal uses have been recorded for different parts, including leaves, seeds and bark, of the tree. Tectona grandis has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of -5 (Low Risk).

Native to Southeast Asia.

Family: Lamiaceae

Additional Common Names

TEAK, BURMESE TEAK, CENTRAL PROVINCE TEAK, NAGPUR TEAK, BANGKOK TEAK

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous to Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 100 - 150 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oval, Green, Deciduous to Partly Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Fall. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Brown Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Winter or Spring.

Bark Gray, Exfoliating, Fibrous or Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Flowers, Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 12.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate.

Seaside Tolerance is Low.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Attracts Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen Tree, Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tectona grandis Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tectona-grandis >

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