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04-07-2005, 08:22 PM
Does anyone know of and Tigerwood trees growing in the United States? I know the are not native, but sure would like to find one. :)

Red Maple
04-26-2005, 07:55 PM
Here is a little background about this tree. It is known by a host of common names including, goncalo alves, zebrawood, tigerwood, kingwood, bosona, uru nday-para, mura, and bois de zebre, chibatao, guarita, urunday and aderno. Some of these names may refer to the wood more than to the tree itself.

There are two species of these trees. Here are the botanical names for you to research - Astronium fraxinifolium and Astronium graveolens. You should contact a horticultural library at an arboretum, or botanical garden in your area to find out if you can grow this tree. You might be able to grow one in a large container. Find out how it is going to impact your property and neighborhood before you plant it in your yard.

A good place to contact is the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Here is a link to their Tropical Biology resources:


Enjoy learning more about about the tigerwood tree.