General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: To 75 feet
Plant Spread: 40 feet to 50 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: 5 inch long brown, woody capsules that hang from slender fuzzy stalks, appearing in winter.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow or white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Shade Tree
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Awards and Recognitions: Other: National Tree of the Dominican Republic
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
Common names
  • West Indian Mahogany
  • West Indies Mahogany
  • American Mahogany
  • Cuban Mahogany

Photo Gallery
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-27
          Winged seeds twizzle down like tiny helicopters to the
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-11
about to release  its winged seeds
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-09
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-09
Location: National Botanical Garden, DC, Virginia :) | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-09
Location: West Indies mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) on Everglades National Park Mahogany Hammock Trail
Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page