Color: Pink, red or red/brown with purple streaks or veins; changes from pinkish rose when freshly milled to burgundy red when aged
Grain: Fine; straight or interlocked, can be highly figured.
Variations Within Species And Grades: Quartered exhibits flame figure; flatsawn has rosewood graining.
Hardness/Janka: Janka: 2690 (109% harder than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Average (8.4; 2% more stable than Northern red oak.