Swietenia mahagani 2
Swietenia mahagani 2

Swietenia mahagani
(Mahogany)
(West Indies Mahogany)
(Spanish Mahogany)
(Madeira Redwood)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: West Indies
(South Florida and Bahamas)
Type: Semi-deciduos tree (loses its old leaves at the end of winter just as the new growth is beginning)

Typical Height: 55’ - 60’
(16 - 18mts)
Typical Spread: 40’-60’
(12 – 18mts)

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Green-yellow
Flowering Season: Spring and Summer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: HighLight Needs: High
Fruit Shape: Oval / 3" to 6" / Hard
Fruit Color: Brown
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Meliaceae
Propagation:  Seeds
Leaf Type: Pinnately compound
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G - 2'-4'OA / 2'SP /0.75" CA
7G - 4'- 6'OA / 2.5'SP /1.25" CA
15G - 6'- 10'OA / 3.5'SP /2" CA
25G - 10'- 14'OA / 4'SP /2.5" CA
45G - 14'- 16'OA / 5'SP /3" CA
65G - 16'- 18'OA / 6'SP /3.5" CA
FG - 12’- 25’ OA

Typical planting distance:
15'-30' O.C.
(4.6 – 9.0mts)

Common Uses: Shade Tree; Boulevards; Residence; Parks; Avenue tree;


Category: Large Tree

Notes: Tolerates high winds, Florida native, It is not recommended in parking spaces because the cars could be damaged when the fruit falls.

+ In this Photo:
Swietenia mahagani
(Mahogany)
Leaves & Fruit close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
September 2014
City of Doral
Florida USA


Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.floridata.com/ref/s/swie_mah.cfm

http://www.floridagardener.com/FLNatives/mahogany.htm

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/st608