The yellowwood is one of South Africa’s most valued trees. It is also South Africa’s National Tree. It grows naturally in mountainous areas and forests in the southern, eastern and northern parts of South Africa, extending into Zimbabwe and further north.
The Yellowwood tree is a slow growing, large evergreen tree, which grows to between 20 and 30m in height.
The wood is yellow and it contrasts very well with the dark coloured stinkwood and these two timbers were often used together to make furniture. The timber polishes well and is used for furniture as well