still a majestic tree, this species is overall smaller than
Swietenia macrophylla; it grows to 70 ft (21 m), the pinnate leaves
are 4Ð8 in (10Ð20 cm) long and the fruit are 4 in (10 cm) long. It
is widely grown as a shade and street tree in the tropics.
Hardiness zone from 11 To 12
Cultivation: They need deep, fertile soil and high rainfall. In
subtropical areas with distinct seasons the leaves often turn golden
in fall (autumn) and most are shed.
Propagate from seed or cuttings
Mediical use: S. mahagoni is a medicinal plant.The bark is
considered an astringent and is taken orally as a decoction for
diarrhoea, as a source of vitamins and iron, and as a medicine to
induce haemorrhage. When the bark is steeped to a red liquid, it is
taken to clear blood, increase appetite, and restore strength in
cases of tuberculosis.