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Vitex is a durable hardwood with a pale yellowish to creamy-grey appearance. Texture is fine and slightly lustrous with an even grain. Vitex is sourced from village-based operations in the Solomon Islands and is predominantly used throughout New Zealand as hardwood decking. 

Vitex has minimal bleeding of tannins meaning it is less likely to stain concrete and other hard surfaces when compared to other hardwood products like Kwila. Vitex will naturally age to a silver colour and has Class 2 durability (25 years plus, above ground) making it great for residential & commercial decking & boardwalks. 

JSC Timber carry large stocks of Vitex in common decking sizes including standard and Drydek profiles with a focus on the highest quality and consistency in our finish meaning less time spent on site for cutting & installation. 

  • COMMON NAME: Vitex 
  • BOTANICAL NAME(S): Vitex Cofassus 
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: North Solomons and the Solomon Islands 
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: NEPcon Legality 
  • WOOD TYPE: Hardwood  
  • TIMBER COLOUR: Creamy yellow to dark grey 
  • GRAIN: Fine and even texture with interlocked grain 
  • TYPICAL USES: Furniture, Exterior posts, joinery, decking, pergolas and boatbuilding 
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Need a custom Vitex solution for your next project?

At JSC, we can make your timber design dreams come true. Our expert in-house manufacturing capabilities allow us to create offering to satisfy even the most unique project requirements. Our precision moulding and machining mean we can match existing profiles and also do custom design. The possibilities are endless. Get in touch today.


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